Charlie, shy and seeking solitude, is on vacation at a Georgia hunting lodge. Avoiding the other guests, he pretends he is a foreigner, understanding no English. However, he soon witnesses bizarre schemes by people who think he can’t understand a word they say, leading to confusion and non-stop hilarity that set up one of the funniest endings in all of theatre.
Director — Vincent J. Cardinal
Scenic Designer — Jason Lajka
Costume Designer — David Kay Mickelsen
Lighting Designer — William C. Kirkham
Music Score and Sound Designer — Barry G. Funderburg
Voice and Text Coach — Jeremy Sortore
Fight Director — Jason Spelbring
Stage Manager — Terence Orleans Alexander*
Assistant Stage Manager — Caleb Thomas Cook*
Scene: Betty Meeks’s Fishing Lodge Resort, Tilghman County, Georgia; the recent past
There will be one intermission.
S/Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur — Chris Mixon*
Charlie Baker — Michael Doherty*
Betty Meeks — Colleen Baum*
Rev. David Marshall Lee — Josh Jeffers
Catherine Simms — Katie Fay Francis
Owen Musser — Russ Benton*
Ellard Simms — Rob Riordan*
S/Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur/Owen Musser—Michael A. Harding; Charlie Baker/Rev. David Marshall Lee—Ian Allred†; Betty Meeks/Catherine Simms—Samantha Allred; Ellard Simms—Keaton Delmar Johns
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program
The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
The costume and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
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June 29 – October 13, 2018
Randall L. Jones Theatre
By Larry Shue
Vincent J. Cardinal
One of the funniest comedies ever written for the stage, The Foreigner is great family entertainment. It has a very slight amount of mild language and deals with racial prejudice, but it is suitable for all audiences.