PRODUCTION:
THE FOREIGNER
By LARRY SHUE

PERFORMANCES:
MAY 12 - 27, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinees on MAY 14 & 21               

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, MARCH 19 and Monday, MARCH 20 @ 7:00pm

2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin on APRIL 2 at 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  All actors at ETC receive a production stipend at the end of the run. 

SYNOPSIS:
This inventive comic romp is directed by Christopher L. Pool.  THE FOREIGNER is set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and tells the story of a pathologically shy man named Charlie who pretends that he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversations with strangers – the others guests at the lodge.  Eventually the other guests air their secrets around Charlie with the thought that he doesn’t understand a word being said.  The fact that in actuality he does understand fuels the nonstop hilarity.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
CHARLIE BAKER (M, 30’s to 40’s) – A shy, awkward and unhappy British gentleman.  Should be able to speak with a British accent as well as other foreign accents.

FROGGY LESUEUR (M, 50’s+) – An adventurous and cheeky Cockney military man.  Should be able to speak with a Cockney accent.

BETTY MEEKS (F, 60’s+) – The proprietor of a dilapidated inn in rural Georgia.  Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.

REV. DAVID LEE (M, 30’s) – A pleasant young minister (who is not what he appears to be.)  Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.

CATHERINE SIMS (F, 20’s) – A pretty and wealthy ex-debutante.  Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.

OWEN MUSSER (M, 40’s+) – A redneck scoundrel.  Should be able to speak in a heavy Southern accent.

ELLARD SIMS (M, 20’s-30’s) – Catherine’s younger brother who is a bit of a backward youth.  Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.

REQUIREMENTS:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  No appointment or monologue is necessary.  Please bring a current headshot and resume.  The play contains roles for five (5) men and two (2) women.  All roles are available.  All actors cast in the production will receive a performance stipend at the end of the run.

For additional information, please call Kim at ETC at 409-762-3556, email her at kimdmy@aol.com (please put THE FOREIGNER in the subject line).