As If Theater Company (AITC) presents Larry Shue’s classic comedy The Foreigner from October 6-23, 2022.
This will be AITC’s sixth production since it opened in 2019. In this hilarious farce, Englishman Charlie Baker wants to escape his boring life and marital strife by disappearing into a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Painfully shy, he reluctantly adopts the persona of a foreigner who does not understand English. Convinced that he is incapable of understanding them, the guests start talking freely around him. Charlie not only becomes privy to dangerous secrets, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself. Under the direction of Ken Michels, AITC’s production embraces the script’s undeniable humor while acknowledging the play’s prescient themes.
“We like solid comedy,” says AITC’s artistic director, Cindy Giese French. “and it’s one of the strongest comedies out there. But this play can go far beyond the laughs, because it shines a light on what it’s really like to be considered a foreigner in this country We know it will be entertaining, but we also hope our audience will come away with a lot to talk about.”
The cast of The Foreigner includes Jason Gingold, Jalyn Green, Sonya Rose Usher, Cindy Giese French, Mike Tucker, John Clark and Terry Boyd. The creative designers are Ken Michels (scenography), Gwyn Skone (lighting design) and William French (sound design).
October 6-23, 2022
Opening night – Thursday 6 October.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
At the Kenmore Community Club
7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA 98028
For tickets and information, visit www.asiftheatre.com.
Tickets: $25 general / $20 senior/student/military