Stratton Players

Established 1925

Stratton Players is holding auditions for 

THE FOREIGNER

 a comedy by Larry Shue.


Directed by Carol Allard Vancil


When: January 16th and 17th by appointment starting at 7pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday the 21st at 1pm.


Where: Alumni Center for the Performing Arts at Applewild School 98 Prospect Street Fitchburg, MA


Performances will be held on April 20-29th, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.


Rehearsal days will be finalized according to cast availability. They will likely occur 2 weekday evenings starting at 7pm. (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) and a weekend afternoon each week.


To schedule your audition appointment or for more information please contact Joshua by email: [email protected]


Synopsis:

Charlie Baker is persuaded by his buddy Froggy LaSueur to accompany him on a vacation. But after they arrive at the rural fishing lodge, Charlie just wants to be left alone. Froggy convinces Charlie to pretend to be a foreigner who doesn't understand English. The plan backfires when other vacationers open up to this exotic "foreigner" and share their secrets and schemes. Compelled to do the right thing, he tries to help the potential victims involved.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Ages below are suggested only.

 Director is seeking a diverse range of ages.


Charlie Baker (30s-50s) 

Charlie is the "foreigner" of the play's title, an Englishman who comes to Georgia for a weekend visit with his friend, Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur. Initially, Charlie is extremely shy, dull, and morose as he worries about the apparently imminent death of his philandering wife


Reverend David Marshall Lee  (30s-50s) 

fiancé of Catherine and one of the main villains in the play.


Staff Sergeant Froggy Lesueur - (30s-50s)

 the ebullient demolition expert from the British Army who brings his friend, Charlie Baker, to Georgia for a three-day weekend.


Betty Meeks - (50s or older) 

A widow, she is the owner and operator of the fishing lodge and resort in which the play takes place.


Owen Musser - (30s-60s) 

a racist local Georgia man who serves as the henchman for the main villain, the Reverend David Lee.


Catherine Simms - (20s-40s) 

Catherine is staying with Betty at the lodge. She is engaged to the Reverend David Lee, unaware of his true, villainous character. A former debutante and the heiress of a huge fortune, Catherine is bored with life, restless, and unsure of what she wants.


Ellard Simms - (Teens-early 30s)

 Ellard is Catherine's younger brother and an extremely insecure young man who is considered by others to be mentally defective. He is described as "a lumpy, overgrown, backward youth, who spends much of his time kneading something tiny and invisible in front of his chest.


Rehearsal days will be finalized according to cast availability. They will likely occur 2 weekday evenings starting at 7pm. 

(Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) and a weekend afternoon each week.


Performances will be held on April 20-29th, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.

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