Hendersonville Community Theatre is pleased to present the hilarious comedy The Foreigner, running through Mar. 5th in downtown Hendersonville at 229 South Washington Street.
Performances are 7:30 pm every Friday and Saturday, with 2:00 pm matinee performances every Sunday. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 students (over 18) and $12 for children (under 18).
The Foreigner, a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue, has become a staple of professional and amateur theatre and has earned several awards, from Best New American Play to Best Off-Broadway Production. It was first produced at the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Repertory Theatre in January of 1983, and the boisterous laughter it created there made the play an enormous success.
The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. Charlie agrees to accompany Froggy on a trip after his sick wife begs him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent, as he is terribly shy and depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. The lodge’s guests believe it and quickly begin revealing their secrets, all for Charlie to hear.
HCT’s production is directed by Beth Davis Bristol with Colby Coren as assistant director. Charlie Baker is played by Jonathan Forrester, Ellard Simms by Clay Gaitskill, Betty Meekes by Charlene Lightfoot Spinks, Froggy LeSueur by Henry Styron, Rev. David Marshall Lee by Tate Albert, Catherine Simms by Victoria Lamberth, and Owen Musser by Brian Byrd.
To order tickets, call 828.692.1082, or visit the theatre’s website at hendersonvillecommunitytheatre.org.