The flight of the swingin' '60s French farce Boeing Boeing - which had its English-language premiere in 1962, and was filmed with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis - hasn't exactly been nonstop, but in recent years it sure has picked up speed. Now it's landed at Delaware Theatre Company, preceded by a 2009 production at Ambler's Act II Playhouse, and, before that, award-winning revivals on Broadway and the West End.
So what makes this bachelor fantasy, with its carousel of international air hostesses, so right for right now? Perhaps the world's macro-turbulence makes bachelor Bernard's micro-turbulence so appealing. After all, which would you rather watch, CNN's foreign desk or a Paris-based swell and his nerdy Wisconsin pal juggling a trio of leggy stewardesses - German, Italian, and American? The latter? Perfect; you know where you can stow all that oversized baggage.