This review aired on KBAQ August 29, 2011
“BOEING-BOEING” HAS NO SURPRISES OR LAUGHS AT PHOENIX THEATRE
The dated comedy, “Boeing-Boeing,” is certainly predictable with no real surprises and few genuine laughs as Phoenix Theatre’s season opener. The Marc Camoletti farce is reputed to be the most performed French play. As adapted in 1962 by Beverly Cross, its successful London premiere was followed by a disastrous 1965 Broadway debut. Recently revived in London, that version played to middling Broadway success in 2008. Maybe the French farce doesn’t translate well because what’s on stage at PT lacks any comedic punch.
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