GCT seeking actors, actresses

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A flight to Paris is set to take off this summer, carrying everything needed to stage a classic comedy production.

The only thing that is missing is the flight crew and passengers.

The Greenville Community Theater group will cast local men and women to stage the production, “Boeing Boeing,” which will be performed at the Ritz Theatre in August.

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Auditions are set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at High Horse Gallery.

The play, originally written in the 1960s, has a storyline of American playboy Bernard Lawrence and how he has cleverly designed a system using the airline timetables to keep going three affairs with flight stewardesses.

However, his life soon starts to descend into shambles after the arrival of a friend, Robert Reed, and a dreaded change to the flight order, makes it increasingly difficult to keep his three fiancées apart.

Artistic Director Jimmy Ansley said roles are available for two men and four women.  “We have parts available for two men between the ages of 20 and 40, and three young ladies between the ages of 20 and 30,” said Ansley. “We also have a part of a maid available for a woman between the age of 30 and 50.

“The play itself was originally written in the ‘60s and reworked in 2008 and won a Tony Award for best revival of a play on Broadway. As with any production, it is going to be a lot of work and a big commitment on the part of the cast, but this is going to be absolutely delightful.”

Ansley said that lines will be availble to read at the cast audition.

“Just come ready to audition and give it your best shot,” he said.

The production of Boeing Boeing is set to take place Aug. 14 and 15.