Caine College of the Arts and USU-CEU are preparing for the opening of the spring semester production of Larry Shue's "The Foreigner." The play is an Obie and Outer Critics Circle award-winning comedy.
The play involves a painfully shy young man named Charlie, who is invited by his friend Froggy, a British demolition expert, to accompany him ot Georgia while he lectures recruits at a nearby Army base. Charlie is terrified of conversation so Froggy tells the innkeeper that Charlie is from an exoctic foreign country and speaks no English.
Soon Charlie becomes involved in the lives and plots of the locals, and a certain invisible Empire, who believe Charlie doesn't understand anything they say.
Tables are turned, the bad guys are thwarted and the goody guys are saved.
Thye cast includes some familiar faces as well as new ones. Isaac Jones from American Fork is playhing the "shatteringly, profoundly boring" Charlie. Mitch Ewan is playing his friend Froggy Le Sueur. USU Eastern newcomer Anne Morey, originally from Olympus High School and most recently from Cisco Community Tollege, Texas, is playing Betty Meeks the lodge owner. Bethany Gilmour-Woodruff is playing Catherine Simms, fformer debutante and Simms Prepared Meats heiress. He hopelessly backward brother Ellart is layed by Randall Scott Zaborski from St. George.
Rounding out the cast is Trax Decker playing the Rev. David Lee, and T. J. Revas from Grand County High School playhing redneck and Tilghman County property inspector Owen Musser.
"This has been a popular play in repertory throughout the country. CEU produced the play about 15 years ago and we felt it was time for a revival," said director Corey Ewan.
"The Foreigner" runs from from Feb. 10 -15 with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. in the Geary Theatre. A Saturday matinee performance on Feb. 12 is scheduled at 2 p.m. with no Sunday performance. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for USU-CEU faculty/staff and non-USU-CEU students, and $3 for USU Eastern students with current student ID.