Meet the Team of Boeing Boeing – Louise Mallory is Stage Manager

  • 2013-06-25 11.19.30 (1)Hi! Who are you? I’m Louise Mallory.
  • What is your role in the production? I’m the Stage Manager for this one.
  • What is your background in theatre? At Walterdale? This is the fourth Walterdale show I’ve helped out with, after Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Six Degrees of Separation, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  I’ve tried out improv and storytelling, and I’ve also taken acting classes and voice lessons.  I also watch a lot of shows and sometimes blog about them at ephemeralpleasures.com.
  • What brought you out for this show? The short title?  The madcap complications?  The chance to work with a great artistic and production team?
  • What do you think audiences will take away from it? I think they will go away chuckling, and maybe feeling relieves that their lives aren’t as complicated as Bernard’s.
  • This play’s plot is complicated by airline layovers. Got any funny/sad/frustrating layover stories? Got any funny travel adventures? I had booked a flight on a discount airline from Brussels to London, where I had a theatre ticket that night.  I didn’t notice that the airline didn’t fly from the main Brussels airport but from a little one in a suburb, until I was trying to figure out how to check in at the wrong airport.  So I had to take a train and a tram and got to the right airport in the nick of time, just to hear that my flight was delayed by half an hour.  Perfect, I thought.  The delay extended a little longer, so I got some Euros from a cash machine and went to the snack bar for frites and bière.  They had many kinds of draft beer, each with its own special glass, but the delay kept getting extended so I kept trying different ones.  By the time our plane arrived, the whole airport had closed for the night except our gate.  We boarded over 10 hours late, for our 50 minute flight.  The pilot apologized for the delay, and promised “We’ll do our best to make up the time in flight!”  I didn’t make it to the theatre.

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