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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Lakeway Players visit ‘The Foreigner’ for latest comedy

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The Lakeway Players will delight audiences with their spring show “The Foreigner,” a comedy by Larry Shue, and winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Shows are March 22, 23, and 24 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the plays begin at 7:30 p.m.
Playgoers may have been lucky enough to see the Broadway production with Matthew Broderick as Charlie Baker, and the cast and crew firmly believe everyone will be as pleased, if not more, to see the fabulous Max Green as Baker on the Lakeway Activity Center stage.
Green comes to The Players from Bard College in New York, and has been seen here on stage at Zach Theatre, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, and Doctuh Mistuh Productions.
Other cast members include returning favorites such as Tate Allyn as Catherine Simms, Linda Bradshaw as Betty Meeks, Alle Bird as Froggy LeSueur, Marc Carlson as the Rev. David Marshall Lee, and Tom Wood as Owen Musser.
“This is truly a wonderful show, and will not disappoint those wanting a carefree evening of laughter, or a more thought provoking evening of social commentary,” said director Linda Dobbs who also helmed the Players’ 2016 hit “Ghost of a Chance.”
The hilarious, heartwarming story of “The Foreigner” takes place in a rural fishing lodge often visited by Froggy LeSueur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, an extremely shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers.
So, Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should … the evil plans of a sinister, two faced minister and his 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 nonstop 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.
Tickets are $20, include a snack and soft drink, and may be purchased from the Activity Center at 512-261-1010. Seating is at round tables for 10, and audience members may bring their favorite food and beverages.

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