By LARRY SHUE
MAY 12 - 27, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 8pm, Sunday matinees on MAY 14 & 21
Sunday, MARCH 19 and Monday, MARCH 20 @ 7:00pm
2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com (please put THE FOREIGNER in the subject line).