Boeing-Boeing 

When: Sat., March 9, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 23 2013

What: Boeing’s recent decision to start laying off its contract employees makes the timing a bit awkward, but hey — laughter’s still the best medicine. Which is why you should see Boeing-Boeing, a play that started out as a French bedroom farce. Since its first staging in 1962, the play has been produced hundreds of times and adapted into American and Indian films. Lucky for us, Boeing-Boeing sounds a lot sexier than most of the Boeing-related business in Charleston. It’s the story of a dashing, playboy architect juggling three beautiful stewardesses, each of whom thinks she is his one and only. When the airline releases a faster plane that puts them all in town at the same time, can he keep up his charade? We’re guessing no. Charleston Stage’s production is based on the Tony-award winning 2008 Broadway revival and features a talented cast of visiting and local actors. “This is a fun farce and a great play with an early ’60s style that fans of Mad Men will love,” says director Marybeth Clark. “It has the classic relationship comedy that doesn’t go out of style, plus a few twists.”

— Davin Turkewitz

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