“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue on Stage this Weekend

This Month at Island ETC:

“The Foreigner” is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.

Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings May 12th-27th at 8pm. There will be two Sunday matinees May 14th and 21st at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $25 for students and senior citizens and $30 for adults.

Island ETC is Galveston County’s only professional repertory theatre company and stages five-six productions a year. It is located at 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston.

For more info about the production and group rates call the theatre at (409)762-3556, go to islandetc.org, or find them on Facebook.