Shelburne Players features comic farce “The Foreigner” this April at Shelburne Town Center

March 22, 2016  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Left to right, Nick Wilson (as Rev. Lee)) of Burlington, Lauren Patterson (as Catherine Simms) and Cheri Gagnon (as Betty Meeks) of South Burlington and Mark Adams (as Charlie Baker) of Burlington rehearse a scene in Shelburne Players' upcoming production "The Foreigner".

Left to right, Nick Wilson (as Rev. Lee)) of Burlington, Lauren Patterson (as Catherine Simms) and Cheri Gagnon (as Betty Meeks) of South Burlington and Mark Adams (as Charlie Baker) of Burlington rehearse a scene in Shelburne Players’ upcoming production “The Foreigner”.

Cast members have begun rehearsing for Shelburne Players’ spring comedy “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural 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, however, 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.

The award winning farce comes to Shelburne Town Center stage, 5420 Shelburne Road, with performances on April 15, 16, 17 21, 22 and 23. Praise from the critics: “I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.”-The New Yorker,  “A constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life.”-Village Voice

Open seating tickets are $15 with a discounted special at the Sunday matinee of $12. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Market. For more information and to reserve tickets please go to www.shelburneplayers.com or call 343-2602.

 

 

 

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