For A Fun Time, Go See The Foreigner

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From left are cast members Mike Reed, Becky Coutras and Justin Winton. Photo by Russel Mobley.
The walls don’t have to talk; everyone else is already sharing more than they should!

Laughter and hilarity are in abundant supply as our favorite southern comedy returns to the Arts Center stage with Mike Reed as Charlie, a terribly shy man who seeks peace and quiet in a rural backwoods lodge.

The Foreigner is set in rural Georgia where two English men, Froggy and Charlie arrive as guests. “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert, has brought along his pathologically shy friend, Charlie. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, he cannot find words due to his terrible shyness.

Before departing, “Froggy” 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. Charlie’s little white lie fuels the nonstop hilarity of this play as situations conspire to turn Charlie's holiday from himself into a self-discovery of humor, good-nature, even heroism and sets up the wildly funny climax in which thing go uproariously awry for the “bad guys.”

Directed by Mary Wilson, The Foreigner also features Arts Center favorites Tim Spry, Phil Mote, Emily Roberts, Pat Garrett, Justin Winton, and Becky Coutras.

If You Go:

What: The Foreigner

When:  April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30PM   April 17 & May 1 at 2:00PM   
Where: The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, and Woodbury, TN

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors

Phone: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073

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April 06, 2011 at 9:25pm
Good show this would make about ten years since the last run with Mr Reed right?
April 07, 2011 at 8:27am
Mike Reed was cast as Charlie Baker in "The Foreigner" March 1987. He is so funny - Comment by a fan of our Cannon County comedian Don Knotts.
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