Mill Town Players will present their first Southern comedy, The Foreigner, Feb. 26 – Mar. 13. The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer. Pictured (l-r) are: Jesse Winner, MJ Maurer, Trev Furlong. The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue, is directed by Kevin Treu and features Upstate veteran actors Trev Furlong, Dave DiGeronimo, Hannah Smith, David LaPage, MJ Maurer, Joe Welborn, and Jesse Winner. The setting for the funny production 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 in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online at www.milltownplayers.org. The Foreigner runs for 3 weekends Feb 26 – Mar 13, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.
The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer. For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.