March 25th, 2014: The Windham Theatre Guild presents a fun filled comedy that’s become a Community Theater classic…The Foreigner written by Larry Shue, opening Friday, April 4th at the Burton Leavitt Theater. The Foreigner is a winner of 2 Obie Awards and 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.
The scene 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.
Directing his first show for the Windham Theatre Guild is Chris LaCour. After stage managing, stage handing, sound designing, and acting, Chris LaCour is finally getting a chance to Direct. He is the WTG’s computer Tech person, and works full time as a video network engineer for VBrick in Wallingford.
The Foreigner runs April 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th at 8:00pm, Thursday April 10th at 7:30pm, and Sunday Matinees on April 6th & 13th at 2:00pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. Ticket prices are $18 for Adults, $15 for Students/Seniors, and $11 for children under 12. All UCONN, ECSU & QVCC students pay the discounted price of $12. Anyone who buys a ticket at the door on Thursday, April 10th will pay the kid’s price of just $11. This special offer does NOT apply to tickets reserved in advance.
Group discounts are also available. For reservations and information, call the Windham Theatre Guild at 860-423-2245 or buy your tickets on-line at windhamtheatreguild.org.