White Rock Players Club's farce Boeing Boeing

White Rock Players Club's farce Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing boosts box office

Sex farce is best non-panto ticket seller in five years for White Rock Players Club

Boeing Boeing – which closes Saturday at Coast Capital Playhouse – now stands as the top ticket seller for the White Rock Players Club for the past five years, outside of the annual Christmas pantomime.

Publicist Tom Gage said that as of Wednesday, the sex farce, directed by Ryan Mooney, was playing to 77.7 per cent houses, based on a seating capacity of 218 in the theatre including the balcony.

That even exceeds the houses for last year’s pantomime, Cinderella (76.7 per cent), as well as the most successful non-panto show in recent years, 2012’s Drinking Alone, directed by Susanne de Pencier (69.4 per cent).

The current houses are good news for the financially-beleaguered club, which finished fiscal 2015 with a $50,000 deficit, including close to $20,000 in unpaid city taxes.

Club president Fred Partridge told Peace Arch News last August that non-pantomime shows had been running at 40 per cent houses, when 55 per cent is needed to cover all the costs of a production.