Anyone who has had even the slightest inkling of juggling multiple romantic relationships needs to head down to the Sagebrush Theatre and catch Western Canada Theatre's production of Boeing Boeing.
Check that, those in the mood for two hours of uproarious comedy need to grab a couple of tickets and see this play now.
Granted, the plot of Marc Camoletti's French play - translated here by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans - is a cautionary tale of the silly kind for those who think wooing multiple partners is a good idea.
See, Bernard believes juggling timetables and a reliable maid is all it takes to pull off his romantic coup of being engaged to three airline stewardesses at the same time. Things go horribly wrong when all three women end up at his Paris flat on the same night, leaving Bernard, his visiting friend Robert and said maid to handle the mess in the best tradition of the bedroom farce.
There's a reason Boeing Boeing is the most performed French play in the world - it's funny and clever and presents a pleasing mix of physical, verbal and relationship comedy. It's a can't-miss combination.
But credit must be given to director Daryl Cloran and his exceptional cast, who have the best comedic timing I've seen in a WCT production.
There are people coming and going, ducking in one door and out the other, and tumbling over furniture at a rapid pace. It's dizzying at times, but always amusing. I'm amazed none of the cast got hurt during Saturday night's opening performance.
Brett Christopher's Bernard becomes wonderfully unhinged as the play unfolds. You almost feel sorry for his predicament. Almost. And the always reliable Kirk Smith, of Kamloops, plays the baffled and likable Robert to a T. This is a friend you want in your corner.
However, Anita Wittenberg steals the show as Berthe, the perpetually cranky maid with a thick French accent. She's a hoot in every scene. Credit, too, must be given to Tess Degenstein, who gives a wonderfully eccentric performance as Gretchen, the German stewardess.
Boeing Boeing is hilarious stuff, and the perfect way to cap off a busy work day. WCT will be hard pressed to put on a funnier show this year.