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JCC Dionysian Players to Present "Boeing Boeing" Apr. 21-23

Front row (l-r): Samantha A. Marriam, Black River, Weston Ebbrecht, Theresa; Cayla M. Ross, Adams Center. Back row (l-r): Liam M. Zaffora-Reeder, Watertown; Elise M.C. Denney, Adams; and Christian L. Seymour, Watertown.

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Dionysian Players will present Boeing Boeing during the evenings of April 21, 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on April 23, 2016. All shows, best suited for youth ages 14 and up, will take place in Sturtz Theater. Tickets are on sale!

Boeing Boeing is a 1960's French farce. Self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time. Much of the damage control is left to Bernard’s hapless, unsophisticated childhood friend Robert, and his sassy, put-upon housekeeper Berthe. A Swinging Sixties romp, complete with mini-skirts and a retro soundtrack, is one of the most popular farces produced today, with 32 scheduled productions in the first half of 2016.

Directed by JCC alumni Craig Thornton, who also played the role of Robert in a production of Boeing Boeing while a student at JCC in 1983. Thornton has over 20 years of theater experience, professionally, regionally and locally. His last local project was the adaption and direction of Hope Irvin Marston’s The Powder Monkey produced by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society.  His plays In My Shoes and The High Cost of Heating, both originating locally have gained national and international recognition.  The High Cost of Heating was the silver prize winner in the Yale Drama Series Prize in 2015.  He has been twice awarded a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Public Arts Fellowship Grant, 2014 and 2016, and is a long time employee of WWNY TV, where he created Craig’s To Do List, supporting and reporting on arts and entertainment in the North Country.

General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available for sale online at the JCC box office, in person at JCC Student Activities Office, Room 4-100 (McVean Center), or by calling 315-786-2431.

Media sponsorship provided by WWNY/WNYF TV.