~ Audition Announcements ~
by Larry Shue
Directed by Martha Palmer
Loveland Community Theatre announces auditions for the Spring production of “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue.
“The Foreigner,” winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and
Best Off-Broadway Production is an uproariously funny comedy that reveals what can happen when a group of
devious individuals confide in a stranger that (they think) knows no English.
SYNOPSIS: The scene is 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 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 (with crazy special effects!) in which things go
uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
Where: Pulliam Building, 545 Cleveland, Loveland
When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 PM • Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Script is available for perusal at the Loveland Public Library Reserve (inquire at Adult Services Information Desk).
Enter via the backstage door on the west side of the building. There is a parking lot available off of Railroad & Sixth Street. If you have questions, are unable to make these audition times, and/or would like to help as backstage crews / tech operators for this production, please contact Loveland Community Theatre at:
Begin March 12th at the Pulliam Theatre
April 27, 28, 29 and May 4, 5, 6 at the Pulliam Theatre
ROLES TO BE CAST