The Foreigner Speaks Volumes at Montgomery College

The Foreigner by Larry Shue is the fourth production of the season at Montgomery College, and will have audience members laughing out loud and applauding the “good guys.” The production will be held Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m., April 13-14, 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. on the Mainstage theatre (Building D).

The Foreigner begins in a rural Georgia fishing lodge, 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. As locals begin spilling their secrets and a plan of demise, Charlie finds himself becoming a raconteur and hero for lodge residents. Audience members will enjoy the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

Chase Waites, director and assistant professor of drama at Montgomery College, selected the play based on the challenge of acting in a comedy for students, as well as audience appeal.

“The Foreigner is one of the funniest and smartest comedies ever written,” said Waites. “We have had a variety of offerings this season and the time is right for a comedy. Comic acting is so much more difficult that dramatic acting and our students are ready for another challenge. This is one of those plays that, when done well, is one you will always remember as being one of the most enjoyable experiences you have ever had in the theatre.”

April 13 is scholarship night for the theatre department at Montgomery College. All proceeds collected through ticket and concession sales on that night will be allocated specifically for the Montgomery College theatre scholarship fund.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students, faculty and staff. Additional information regarding the theatre department at Montgomery College is located online at theatre.montgomery-college.com. Call now for ticket reservations and discount tickets. To find out more about theatre productions or sponsoring the next theatre production, contact Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021 or via e-mail at amy.f.cooper@lonestar.edu

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000.

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