CLEARFIELD – After the success of last year’s hunting camp production, the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre Inc. in downtown Clearfield is presenting another popular hunting camp story, one that last appeared on the CAST stage in 1987.
The Foreigner takes place at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base.
This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers.
“Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English.
Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said.
That he does fuels the non-stop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
Matt Hertlein serves as the director for this production with Stacey Norris as the stage manager. Actors include Ethan Shearer as Froggy, Chris Shaffer as Charlie, Janet Donahue as Betty, Misti Bruner as Catherine, Caleb Strouse as Ellard, Alex Davis as David, Greg Norris as Owen, and Scott Gearhart, Brandon Orsich, Richie Shaffer, and Carter Wood as the Goons.
The production team is made up of Steve Albert, Cody Buck, Gene Dieble, Lew Duttry, Gayle Gearhart, Amanda Hertlein, Shawn Inlow, Jan Moore Boyer and Mason Strouse.
Performances are Sept. 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available by contacting CAST.
Tickets are available online at www.ClearfieldArts.org. The CAST office will be open to sell tickets Sept. 11-12 and 18-19 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the box office prior to each performance.
During intermission, snacks will be available for a donation, and chances to win two free 2018 CAST season tickets will be sold.
The lobby will be filled with photography by Dan Mohney. Photos are available for purchase, with a percentage of the sale benefiting CAST.
For more information, visit www.ClearfieldArts.org or call 814-765-4474.
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CAST is a non-profit arts center located at 112 E Locust St., in the heart of downtown Clearfield.