Dunes Summer Theatre kicks off its 2023 season with the classic farce "Boeing, Boeing" June 1-4, 9-11, 16-18. All shows take place at the theatre at 288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, Ind. Showtimes are 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. EST) Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST) on Sundays. Tickets ($35) can be purchased at dunesarts.org or by calling the box office at (219) 879-7509; season subscriptions are still available ($150).
Preview night, Thursday, June 1, is half-priced; there will be an opening night reception on Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. to meet the cast, director and production team ($20 entry or free for ticket season holders and donors over $150).
Set in the 1960s, “Boeing Boeing” is a farce centering on bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and three flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications (unexpectedly bad weather, a new, speedier Boeing jet) disrupt his careful planning. Soon, all three flight attendants are in the city simultaneously–and catastrophe looms.
Featuring Dakohta Brown as Bernard, Lili Galluzzo as Gloria, Amy Gorelow as Bertha, Khyel Roberson as Robert, Hannah Rhode as Gabriella and Kylie Shay as Gretchen, "Boeing, Boeing" is recommended for more mature audiences.
Director Jay Espanõ, who in addition to acting, writing, teaching and producing is an award-winning filmmaker and the artistic director of Pride Arts! in Chicago, is inspired by Dunes Summer Arts Theatre’s mission of providing high-quality performing arts and education while promoting community spirit and striving for inclusivity, diversity and accessibility. In this spirit, Dunes Summer Theatre is thrilled to be partnering this summer with Harbor Country Pride. Supporters will receive 50% off all ticket prices by using the code PRIDE when making their ticket purchase all season long.
“I always love coming back to Dunes Summer Theatre, which meticulously curates their season to make sure that there's something for everyone,” says Espanõ. “People around Michigan City are so lucky to have this because they don't have to drive to Chicago to watch great theater; Dunes Summer Theatre brings it to you, attracting a sizable amount of talent every summer that always amazes audiences. And of course, the production team puts a ton of work into bringing high caliber performances. It's more than a theater work for me—it feels like my summer home.”
For more information, please find the 2023 season release here.