April 19, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Written by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess 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.
Melissa Dowell (Gretchen) is thrilled to make her SSR debut in Boeing Boeing, one of her all time favorite shows! Melissa's past Seattle credits include Hold Me, Touch Me in The Producers (SMT), DA Joyce Riley in Legally Blonde (TNP), and Nancy Drew in Nancy You (JCI). She also regularly performs improv around town with Tom's Dinner. She would like to thank Jordan for squeezing her shoulders and replacing the range hood over the stove.
Stephanie Maley Bull (Gloria) is excited to be back on the SecondStory stage. Previous shows include Fluffy Tale of Adventure (Squolfie), Company (Marta), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Oklahoma (Laurie), Fancy Nancy (Wanda), and Into the Woods (Cinderella). Born and raised in Texas, Stephanie received her Vocal Performance degree from Texas Lutheran University and is currently the Business Manager at Youth Theatre Northwest and a member of Magi Ensemble. Love to Ben and Baloo for their support.
Alyssa Maas (Gabriella) is thrilled be back at SSR! Past roles include Amneris in Aida (SMT), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (SCC), Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (RCT), Fraulein Kost in Cabaret (RCT), Meg in Little Women (SMT), and Svetlana in Chess (SSR). Thank you to friends and family on and off the stage! Amore a tutti voi!
Graham Arthur Blair (Robert) is thrilled to be making his SecondStory Rep debut alongside a cast and crew of such wonderful, talented people. He most recently appeared as Levi in Joseph and ... Dreamcoat at Seattle Musical Theatre. Past credits include Emmett inLegally Blonde with Twelfth Night Productions, as well asThe Producers at Seattle Musical Theatre. When he’s not too busy juggling theater and work, he spends his time brewing beer in his garage, and singing until closing time at late-night karaoke bars. Up next: Reefer Madness at SecondStory Repertory
Kate Swenson (Berthe) is the Executive Education Director at Youth Theatre NW and a writer, director, actor, and designer working throughout the Seattle area. Most recently at SecondStory she directed The Last Starfighter, wrote A Fluffy Tale of Adventure with John Allman, directed Fancy Nancy, and appeared as Poppy in Noises Off! Oh, and last summer she had the sincere pleasure of officiating The Squolf nuptials on this very stage. As always, much love and gratitude to the ever-stalwart Monsieur Swenson. Coming up: check out Kate's new website--www.pinkllamadrama.com- featuring her plays for young actors.
Lee Yang (Bernard) is very excited to be working with SecondStory Repertory. Previous credits include A New Improvised Musical (Jet City Improv), the weekly improvised open-mic Off The Top (Pocket Theater), and most recently as Biff in Death of a Salesman (Short Order Theatre). You can regularly find him performing improv at some bar. He thanks you for being a great audience.
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOGRAPHIES (as provided)
Nikki Przasnyski (Director) is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest, and making her SecondStory Rep debut, after a 6 year stint in New York City where she got her M.F.A in Directing at the New School in 2015. Nikki's work has been seen in Seattle at Live Girls! Theatre, Ghostlight Theatricals, and Youth Theatre Northwest, and in New York at The Lark, Littlefield and The Brick. She is also passionate about social justice and is in the process of forming an arts collective focused on highlighting the work and leadership of underrepresented artists.
Cassie Fitzgerald (Stage Manager) is thrilled to join the SecondStory family! She has long admired the wonderful work that SecondStory does and is overjoyed to be a part of this production. She has recently worked at Studio East training for the performing arts, The Phoenix Theatre, The Fifth Avenue, Seattle Public Theatre, and Seattle Musical Theatre. She loves working on comedies that brings joy and laughter to people. All my love to James.
Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry