Frederick L. Chacon, Artistic Director • 1409 High St. • Alameda, CA 94501 • (510) 523-1553
    Boeing Boeing

    Boeing BoeingA comedy by Marc Camoletti
    Directed by Tim Beagley

    August 15 – September 14

    This hilarious farce, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008, features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, 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. How will Bernard extricate himself from this lovely catastrophe?

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Auditions for Altarena Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors will take place at 7:00 PM Sunday, August 24 and 7:00 PM Monday, August 25. Auditions are by appointment – please email Director Fred Chacon at for an appointment.

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