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Carthage Theatre Presents

Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans Directed by Martin McClendon Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

CAST

Bernard.................................................................................................................. Neil Geistlinger Gloria............................................................................................................................ Brea Beelow Bertha.............................................................................................................................Bitzy Coats Robert......................................................................................................................... Mack Folkert Gabriella................................................................................................................Kaylee Annable Gretchen......................................................................................................................Rose Grizzel SET TING Time: 1960. Location: An apartment in Paris, France near Orly Airport. There will be one 15 minute intermission.

SPECIAL THANKS Jim Guy, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Rob Bocok, Carthage Graphic Design Team La Fogata Restaurant, Kenosha

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PRODUCTION TEA M Director............................................................................................................................ Martin McClendon Production Stage Manager..............................................................................................Matt Schaeflein Assistant Stage Manager............................................................................................. Amanda Garrigan Scenic Designer............................................................................................................ Martin McClendon Assistant Scenic Designer...............................................................................................Lauren Eastman Costume Designer................................................................................................................... Kim Instenes Lighting Designer......................................................................................................... William Newcomb Assistant Lighting Designer..................................................................................................Brian Cherry Properties Design......................................................................................................................Emily Moritz Sound Design..................................................................................................................Spencer Jacobsen Dramaturge.....................................................................................................................................Lizz Zitron Dramaturgy Assistant.................................................................................................... Nicole Middleton Technical Director........................................................................................................ Martin McClendon Assistant Technical Director....................................................................................... William Newcomb Master Carpenter......................................................................................................................Kevin Nelson Light Board Operator.............................................................................................................Gino Gumino Sound Operator..............................................................................................................Spencer Jacobsen Running Crew.....................................................................................................................................Rae Pare Box Office Manager..................................................................................................................Jenna Payne Scenic construction/painting, costume and prop construction, lighting and sound: the students of Carthage College Theatre D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S Boeing Boeing is an example of that rare and wonderful animal, the intelligent farce. There is, of course, plenty of door-slamming and slapstick to be had. But Marc Camoletti’s characters don’t seem like clowns: they act like real people. They may be wacky at times, but each of them has a very human core. And no matter how far from his moral compass our polygamist protagonist Bernard veers, he remains somehow loveable. Camoletti knows that scoundrels are always more interesting than saints, as long as they aren’t ultimately evil. Boeing Boeing received rave reviews when it premiered in Europe in 1960, but tepid ones when it debuted in the United States in 1968. It’s possible that an America in the throes of social upheaval and radical change in gender roles viewed the play as out of step with the times. In 2008 it was updated and revived in London and on Broadway, and became a huge hit. Perhaps our nostalgia for a simpler time, or the ability to look back on the conditions of the sixties from an aesthetic distance, have allowed us to again enjoy this comic gem. In the years since its first production, Boeing Boeing has been translated into dozens of languages and has become the most-produced play ever written by a French author. Like its main character, Bernard, the play is a theatrical scoundrel who got a second chance, and has showed the world that its heart was always in the right place. Enjoy the show! By Martin McClendon 2

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BIOGR APHIES Martin McClendon (Assistant Professor of Theatre/Director/Scenic Designer/Technical Director) Martin is an assistant professor of theatre at Carthage. Before he began teaching he spent 10 years working as a professional actor, carpenter, and scene designer in Chicago and Los Angeles. Martin designed more than a dozen sets for Chicago’s Defiant Theatre, receiving Joseph Jefferson Citation nominations for ACTION MOVIE: THE PLAY and BLUEBEARD. Other design credits include: ON THE VERGE and LAUGHING STOCK (Artist’s Ensemble, Rockford, IL), MAYHEM (Evidence Room), and LOBBY HERO (Odyssey Theatre), both in Los Angeles. Martin is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, and AFTRA. Acting credits include MOJO and SKYLIGHT (Steppenwolf), HONEST (Steppenwolf Garage), CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Northlight), and DANNY BOUNCING (Victory Gardens) among others. On-Camera credits include numerous national and regional commercials, episodes of ER, Early Edition, THREE SISTERS, and several pilots, as well as independent films. Last year Martin directed the world premiere of THE RAIL SPLITTER by Rick Cleveland, written especially for Carthage Theatre. The production was selected as a full participating entry in the 2011 Kennedy Center/American College Regional Theatre Festival and was recognized as a distinguished production of a new work by the National Selection Committee. He would like to thank his beautiful wife Jennifer and his wonderful kids Arabella and Horatio for their support and inspiration.

MUSIC (PSM). Matt would like to thank Martin for giving him the opportunity to work on this production. He also thanks the actors, Amanda, and his parents.

Matt Schaeflein (PSM) is a senior and is very excited for you to see this production of BOEING BOEING. Matt is a theater performance major with a dance minor, and enjoys the role of PSM. Previous Technical work includes GHOST BIKE (PSM), URINETOWN (Props, Set, Lights), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Spot Operator), NO ONE IN THE WORLD (Lighting design), and A LITTLE NIGHT

Kim Instenes (Assistant Professor of Theatre/ Costume Designer) Kim holds an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from Ohio University, and a BA in Theatre from UWWhitewater. Her faculty credits include UW Parkside, UW Whitewater, UW Milwaukee and Lawrence University. In addition to teaching at these schools she has designed costumes and makeup for a number of productions including IMAGINARY INVALID,

Amanda Garrigan (ASM) is a sophomore Theatre and Elementary Education double major, and ecstatic to be working in her first Assistant Stage Managing position. She has been seen in GHOST BIKE here at Carthage and is humbled to be a part of the upcoming SMOCK ALLEY PROJECT. Amanda would like to send out endless thanks to her parents and family for giving her this opportunity and always supporting her. Now sit back and enjoy your BOEING BOEING flight! William Newcomb (Assistant Technical Director/Lighting Designer) William holds a B.F.A. degree in technical theatre from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, and an M.F.A. degree in arts administration from Southern Utah University. He was assistant manager of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre for two years before coming to Carthage. William also serves as Production Manager for the Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Other credits include technical director of the Wells Fine Arts Center at Tarleton State University, assistant technical director at Oberlin College, scene shop foreman at Ohio Light Opera, and assistant production manager of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. He would like to thank his wife Alison for her continued love and support.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, TROJAN WAR, SWEENEY TODD and TRANSLATIONS. Kim continues to work as a freelance costume and make-up designer in the Milwaukee/ Chicago area. Professional design credits include THE GIVER and BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, as well as the upcoming musical BIG at First Stage Milwaukee, JEEVES INTERVENES and HEROES at Milwaukee Chamber, ROMEO AND JULIET at Milwaukee Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Renaissance Theatre Works, Utah Shakespearean Festival and the Racine Theatre Guild, and recently costume designer for the World premier of GOSSAMER, written by Lois Lowery and performed at First Stage Milwaukee. Design work at Carthage includes CABARET, INSPECTING CAROL and new play, by Laura Jacqmin, GHOST BIKE to name a few. LYSISTRATA won her a Certificate of Merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for costume design and an invitation to show her work at the Festival. Kim is excited to be a part of the Theatre Department here at Carthage as it strengthens and strives to create theatre artists of the highest quality. She enjoys the thrill of watching a student understand what a costume does for their character and watch that character come to life as a result.

She would also like to thank her family, husband Doug, and children, Lauren and Dalen, for their continued support of her creative endeavors. Spencer Jacobsen (Sound Design): Spencer is a sophomore double majoring in theatre performance and public relations with a minor in Spanish. This Spencer’s second show at Carthage, the first being INSPECTING CAROL where he appeared as the character Bart. Spencer would like to thank the entire Carthage theatre department for the opportunities he has had, and his family for being his constant base of support. Emily Moritz (Prop Design) is a sophomore majoring in theatre production and design with a triple minor in English, art, and communications. BOEING BOEING marks her fourth show at Carthage College. Previous productions include ROMEO AND JULIET(ASM) and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE(ASM). She would like to thank all of the theatre professors for every opportunity she has had at Carthage. She also sends a special thank you to Ken Frykholm and Martin Sherman for their constant support in her pursuit of theatre.

CAST BIOGR APHIES Kaylee Annable (Gabriella) is a senior with a double major in music theatre and theatre performance. BOEING-BOEING marks Kaylee’s seventh mainstage production. Some previous roles at Carthage include: Kitty (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE), Nurse (GHOST BIKE), Glory/Marci/Villian (ALMOST, MAINE), Rosie (Cabaret) and Heidi (TITLE OF SHOW). She would like to thank Martin, and the cast and crew for the opportunity and all the fun. Kaylee would also like to thank her friends and foremost her family for their unending love, support and encouragement. Enjoy the show! 4

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Brea Beelow (Gloria) is a senior with a Musical Theatre and Theatre Performance Double Major. You may have seen her in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Janet Van de Graaf ); INSPECTING CAROL (Dorothy); CABARET (Fritzy), and THE RAIL SPLITTER (Brea Beloff ). Brea is so excited for this hilarious show. She hopes the audience has as much fun watching this show as the cast had creating it! She would like to thank the cast & crew for such an amazing experience.


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Bitzy Coats (Bertha) is happy to find her way back to the stage in her second mainstage show at Carthage. She is currently a junior double majoring in English and Theatre. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support (and patience). She wishes the audience a hilarious experience, and to her cast mates the best of luck! Mack Folkert (Robert) is delighted to be back on the stage. He was last seen at Carthage as Epstein in BILOXI BLUES. Over the summer, he played Fleance in Optimist Theatre’s production of MACBETH. Mack is a Theatre Performance major and would like to thank everyone who wished him luck instead of telling him to break a leg. Neil Geistlinger (Bernard) is extremely excited to be a part of BOEING BOEING! He is a junior theater performance major with a psychology minor, and he is very excited for you to see the show! His past credits at Carthage include CABARET(Ensemble), ALMOST, MAINE (East/Lendall/Randy/ Daniel), and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Ensemble/Superintendent). He would

like to thank Martin for this fantastic experience, the cast for making it so much fun, his parents, Tim, and his lovely Geena, for always supporting him. Rose Grizzel (Gretchen) is excited to be making her Carthage Mainstage debut! Previously, Rose has appeared in ROMEO AND JULIET and AWAY FROM THE MIRROR at Carthage College, and AGNES OF GOD at College of DuPage among others. Rose is a member of the Carthage improv comedy group Merely Players, and in her free time she plays harp and sings in the shower. Thanks to friends and fam for ludicrous amounts of support. Lizz Zitron (Dramaturge) Lizz Zitron is Outreach Librarian at the Carthage College Hedberg Library and a lifelong theatre fan. She has served as dramaturge for GHOST BIKE, THE RAIL SPLITTER, CABARET, and other Carthage productions. Thanks to the cast and crew who made this a fun experience. Thanks especially to Erik for understanding my crazy schedule.

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C A R T H AG E C O L L E G E T H E AT R E FAC U LT Y Theatre Department Herschel Kruger.........................................................Division Chair/Associate Professor of Theatre Martin McClendon.................................................................Department Chair/Technical Director/ Assistant Professor of Theatre Corinne Ness.....................................................................................................Music Department Chair/ Assistant Professor of Music/Head of Music Theatre Anna Antaramian.............................................Associate Professor/Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Maria Carrig......................................................................Associate Professor of English and Theatre Magdalene Ellsworth..............................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Laura Gordon.............................................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Kim Instenes....................................................... Assistant Professor of Theatre/Costume Designer Marcella Kearns.........................................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre John Maclay...............................................................................................Assistant Professor of Theatre Kevin Nelson.....................................................................................................................Master Carpenter William Newcomb.......................................................................................Assistant Technical Director Neil Scharnick...........................................................................................Assistant Professor of Theatre Dance Program Stacy Pottinger......................................................................... Assistant Professor of Theatre-Dance/ Head of Dance Program Emma Draves...............................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre-Dance Valerie Gonzalez.........................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre-Dance Faith Haleska................................................................................Adjunct Instructor of Theatre-Dance

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival™ XLV

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund; and the National Committee for the Performing Arts. This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels. Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for inclusion at the KCACTF regional festival and can also be considered for invitation to the KCACTF national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in the spring of 2013. Last year more than 1,300 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide. By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.

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