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The Foreigner  

By Larry Shue
Directed by F. Reed Brown
Scenic and Lighting Design by Kevin D. Gawley
Costume and Makeup Design by Mallory Prucha-Rishoi
Sound Design by F. Reed Brown and Arthur F. Gulig
Properties Design by Shane Capaul*
* UWEC Theatre Student

November 5-7 & 11-14 at 7:30 p.m.
November 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Riverside Theatre

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An inspired comic romp, The Foreigner is the winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.  The play begins in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and doesn't speak English. Once alone, the fun really begins.  Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. The fact that he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys."

"The Foreigner" Cast
Froggy LeSueur...................................................Adam Lowe
Charlie Baker....................................................Evan Wilberg
Betty Meeks................................................Kaysee Schmidt
Rev. David Marshall Lee.........................................Brett Lyon
Catherine Simms............................................Katie Gerarden
Owen Musser......................................................Tim Jacobs
Ellard Simms.....................................................Tyler Barton

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