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'The Foreigner' to open Nov. 5 in Riverside Theatre

RELEASED: Nov. 2, 2009

poster for The ForeignerEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts will present Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5-7 and 11-14 in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A matinee performance will be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

Directed by F. Reed Brown, lecturer of theatre, Shue's "The Foreigner" was the recipient of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.

The comedy, set in Georgia, begins at a fishing lodge visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who runs training sessions nearby. Froggy brings along a friend, a shy man named Charlie who is afraid to talk to strangers. Froggy tells town residents that Charlie is foreign and doesn't speak English. Charlie then overhears more than he should, such as the evil plans of a minister and his redneck associate, and the fact that the minister's fiance is pregnant. The reality that Charlie does speak English fuels the humor and sets up an amusing climax.

Cast members are senior Tyler Morris, Stillwater, Minn., as Ellard; sophomore Katie Gerarden, De Pere, as Catherine; senior Tim Jacobs, Hampton, N.H., as Owen; senior Adam Lowe, Baraboo, as Froggy; senior Brett Lyon, Menomonie, as David; senior Kaysee Schmidt, Balsam Lake, as Betty; and sophomore Evan Wilberg, Anoka, Minn., as Charlie.

Crew members are sophomore Brianna Mueller, Oshkosh, stage management; scenic and lighting design by Kevin Gawley, assistant professor of theatre; costume and makeup design by Mallory Prucha Rishoi, artist in music and theatre arts; junior Shane Capaul, Mayer, Minn., props design; sound design by Brown and Art Gulig, technical director for theatre; senior Angela Busse, Curtiss, assistant lighting designer; junior Steph Kass, Cedarburg, and sophomore Azyhadee Julia Salazar, Byron, Minn., assistant stage managers; and senior Christopher Nimm, Rice Lake, assistant scenic designer.

Tickets, available at the Service Center (715-836-3727 or 800-949-8932), are $10 for the general public, $8 for those 62 and older and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, $6 for those 17 and younger and $2.50 for students with a university ID. Tickets for campus events also are available at the ticket office in the Haas Fine Arts Center lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays.

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