The Foreigner

THE HILARIOUS COMEDY, The Foreigner is sure to delight audiences when it opens at Murwillumbah Civic Centre on March 6.

Set in a fishing lodge in deepest Georgia USA, The Foreigner tells the story of Charlie, a painfully shy man who masquerades as a foreigner who can’t speak English, to avoid conversation. Assuming that he can’t understand them, the local people begin to speak freely, telling their innermost secrets – the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate and other damaging revelations.

Issues of diversity, tolerance, prejudice and rejuvenation – even some mystical hoodoo – are covered in this clever, funny play, which won two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production on its release. Playwright Larry Shue, who also wrote the famed comedy The Nerd, uses all the tricks of his trade to bring us to the ultimate good guys vs. bad guys climax.

Directed by the well-known Julie West, The Foreigner stars Yasir Assam as Charlie “the foreigner”, Trudy Edgar as Betty, Hayden Smith as Ellard, David Thomas as Rev. David Marshall Lee, Peter Hulme as Froggy LeSueur and Cindy Gibsone as Catherine.