TOP GROSSING & MOST ATTENDED

MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE PRODUCTION SINCE 2006


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike Fischer Best of 2015

“This “Boeing” is not only jumbo smart, but also among the funniest plays I’ve seen anywhere this year.

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The comic routines Cotey has added to this production are too good to give away, but trust me when I tell you that there’s a bit involving Schabach’s Robert and his luggage - a lot of luggage - that will stick with you long after you leave the theater...Cotey’s comic extras aren’t just fun in themselves, but also organically integrated with the play’s themes.”


Wisconsin Gazette, Matthew Reddin

“Cotey and his cast are on a precise timetable...and unlike the timetable Boeing Boeing’s characters attempt to rely on, there’s not a moment out of sync as the play whirls into organized chaos.

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Perhaps the most striking thing about Cotey’s direction of the play is that it never feels rushed, even as the door-slamming picks up in the second act. Rather than accelerating story beats to indicate a heightening level of chaos and panic, Bernard, Robert and Berthe’s interactions with the rotating flight attendants stretch on and on, every second increasing the chance that another door will pop open. It’s a reliance on suspense over slapstick - not that there’s no slapstick; this is a farce, after all - that makes the production seem smart, not silly.”


Shepherd Express, Russ Bickerstaff

“The rhythm of the show’s effervescent physicality extends to a well-executed use of pauses and silence within the dialogue for a sparkling comic experience. Director Michael Cotey has found the right pace for this piece.”




BIO

selected work

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans

BOEING BOEING

Set:

Brandon Kirkham

Lights:

Eric Appleton

Sound:

Christian Gero

Costumes:

Eleanor Cotey

Props:

Nikki Kulas

Stage Manager:

Judy Martel


Cast:

Brian J. Gill

Marcella Kearns

Ryan Schabach

Amber Smith

Samantha Sostarich

Anne Walaszek


Photos:

Paul Ruffalo


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