(Le Mars)- The last show of the Le Mars Community Theatres 2023 season opens next weekend and it will have you flying high with laughs. “Boeing Boeing” is a French Farce (don’t worry, it’s been translated into English) written by Marc Camoleti.
The story centers around a bachelor named Bernard, played by Benjamin Mauritz, who entertains his THREE fiances, who are airline stewardesses with different layover schedules. These 3 love interests are played by: Rachel Wurth, Megan Mauritz and Ashlyn Vander Stelt. LCT veteran Donna Muilenburg joins in on the fun playing Bernard’s maid and Le Mars man Mitch Zenk takes on the role of Robert, the friend who comes to stay and gets caught up in the scheduling mess.
You might know Mitch as a Le Mars Community graduate who helps on his family farm. Or, you might know him as the talented painter who has worked on some of the downtown murals including “Candyland” and “Welcome to Le Mars.” But did you know that Mitch went to college for theater performance and has since been spending time in Hollywood?
Mitch often comes home to Le Mars, but because of the recent writers and actors strike has had an extended stay this year. This “layover” has been a benefit to the Le Mars Community Theatre, as he was player in “Southern Hospitality” last spring and now “Boeing Boeing.”
He says life in LA has been eye opening.
Zenk says comedy is where he plans to concentrate his efforts when he returns to California.
See Mitch and his fellow actors make people laugh during “Boeing Boeing” November 3-5 and 10-12 with 7:30 performances Friday and Saturday nights and 2pm Sunday Matinees.
Given the premise of the show it seems possible that it might not be family friendly, but Zenk says if enjoy “Two and a Half Men” you’ll enjoy this.
Tickets for “Boeing Boeing,” under the direction of Jeff Neary, are on sale now by visiting lemarslive.org, or by calling the box office Mondays-Fridays from 11-1 at 546-5788.