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‘The Foreigner’ comes to JRT

Jonesborough’s Repertory Theatre will premiere The Foreigner on March 2.

From STAFF REPORTS

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is ready to announce its upcoming production, the hilarious show The Foreigner.

The show will run March 2 through 11 at the theatre located at 125½ West Main Street in Jonesborough.

In the show, a fishing lodge in rural Georgia is often visited by Froggy LeSeuer (Kyle Mason), 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 (Lucas Schmidt) who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers.

In order to encourage people not to talk with Charlie, Froggy tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English.

After Froggy leaves, the fun really begins as Charlie overhears more than he should. What he does in response fuels nonstop hilarity and sets up the wildly funny climax.

This comedy, written by Larry Shue, is directed by Janette Gaines and assisted by Tara White. The production is sponsored by Lynda Wexler and Sonia King/Mary B. Martin.

Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., and Thursday the March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.