The Foreigner

May 7, 8, 9, 2020

The Foreigner

by Larry Shue

A comedy classic by Wisconsin's own Larry Shue.

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSueur, 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 speaks no English.

Once alone the fun really begins, as 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. 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," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

The Foreigner will be performed May 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2020 at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, WI. Show times for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 pm.

Ticket prices* are $19 for Adults and $13 for Students.

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  • Cast
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Cast of Characters for The Foreigner.

Froggy Lesueur -
Charlie Baker -
Betty Meeks -
Reverend David Marshall Lee -
Catherine Simms -
Owen Musser -
Ellard Simms -
Edith Eliot -

Amy Fssberg -
Leah Hocking -
Bryan Johnson -
Andy Mellon -
Steve Peck -
Theresa Plikaitis -
Robert Wells -

Various Townspeople ...

Producer - Luan Leonardelli
Director - Claran LaViolette
Stage Manager -
Assistant Stage Manager -
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder -
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Costume Design -
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The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce open auditions for the final production of our 89th season, the hilarious comedy The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSueur, 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 speaks no English.

Once alone the fun really begins, as 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. 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," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

We are looking for male and female adult actor’s age 21 to 70 for 7 character roles. Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House, 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, on Sunday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m.

All participants should come to the auditions with a completed audition form; a headshot; and a list of rehearsal scheduling conflicts. Audition forms are available by clicking the link below. Please arrive early, be ready to start on time, and plan to stay for the entire audition session.

The rehearsal schedule will begin March 9th and will run Monday thru Thursday until production dates. The Foreigner will be performed May 7, 8, & 9, 2020, at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the scheduled audition time, please contact the Director Claran LaViolette by phone at (920) 242-6529, or through The Masquers, Inc. e-mail at info@themasquers.org.

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