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USD Theatre Serves Up Delightful Comedy

Photo of the three actresses who are in the upcoming play Boeing Boeing. Alex Newcomb-Weiland, Alyssa Collett and Katie Meirose (pictured from left to right) in "Boeing-Boeing."

VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents one of the world’s most popular comedies, “Boeing-Boeing.” It’s the Swinging Sixties and handsome bachelor Bernard is footloose and fancy free as he juggles three fiancées simultaneously. All three are beautiful young airline stewardesses, and he has timed their visits so there is only one in his Paris home at a time. But his perfectly scheduled life runs amok when the new, faster Boeing jet plops all three women in his lap on the same night.

Director Megan Weidner is in her third and final year of her M.F.A. in theatre with a specialization in direction. Last year she directed the funny and poignant “Circle Mirror Transformation.” This year she chose to direct a pure farce, overflowing with verbal wit and double entendre and lots of physical comedy and slapstick.

“Tackling this fast-paced farce has been a new challenge for myself and the actors,” said Weidner. “Their performance takes a lot of energy and is an incredible feat of comedic timing. The cast and the production team have been working hard to transport the audience into the 1960s and we can’t wait for everyone to see this pop art inspired world.”

Written by Marc Camoletti and translated from the French by Beverley Cross, “Boeing-Boeing” is sure to bring a smile to the audience’s faces.

Check out USD Theatre on Facebook and Twitter for information about special discounts during the run of “Boeing-Boeing.”

“Boeing-Boeing” performs Feb. 14 – 16 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre on the USD campus. Tickets ($15 Adults, $12 Senior Citizen [62+], $10 K-12 & non-USD students with ID, and $5 USD students with ID) can be purchased in the afternoons (12 – 5 p.m.) starting Feb. 7 at the USD Theatre Box Office or by calling (605)677-5400; tickets can also be purchased now online at


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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