EPHRAIM—The Snow College Theater Department is presenting the comedy, “The Foreigner” beginning Wednesday (tonight) and running through Saturday, with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.
Directed by Dr. Trent Bean, the play takes place in a fishing lodge in Georgia. The main characters are visitors from England—Froggy LeSueur, a demolitions expert, and his friend, Charlie Baker, a science fiction editor.
Charlie has come along for a needed getaway, but he is hopelessly shy in any conversation.
Froggy must leave the lodge, and he tells Betty, the owner of the lodge, that Charlie is from a foreign country and doesn’t speak or understand English.
People carry on conversations around Charlie, assuming he can’t understand what is said, and in the process reveal assorted secrets and scandals, including a plot to take over the lodge and convert it to a Ku Klux Klan gathering place.
Foggy and Charlie are able to foil the plot. Froggy blows up a van containing KKK weapons, while Charlie is able to capture the heart of Catherine, a Southern belle who is staying at the lodge.
The principal characters are double cast.
In one cast, Harry Cook plays Froggy LeSueur; Juliana Gutierrez plays Charlie Baker; Emma Syme plays Betty Meeks; and Jacob Ith plays the Rev. David Lee.
Other characters in the first cast are Cam Carter as Catherine Simms; Ben Anderson as KKK member Owen Musser; and Aaron Jimenez as Ellard Simms, the brother of the reverend who tries to teach Charlie to speak English.
In the second cast, Michael Moya plays Froggy; Eric Ludell plays Charley; Aeva McLauchlin is Betty; and Raine Saari is the Reverend Lee.
Also in the second cast, Georgia Collings plays Catherine; Zac Webster plays Owen Musser; and Allie Scherick is Ellard.
The male understudy is Joe Olschewski, while the female understudy is Emma Scanlon.
Admission: Adults, $10, and youth/seniors, $8. Call 283-7478 for more ticket information.