MCP Announces The Cast Of THE FOREIGNER
The Monmouth Community Players are proud to announce their cast for the opening show of the 2018-2019 season, Larry Shue's 'The Foreigner'. This show is being directed by Bill McLean of Monmouth, with Ginger Smith of Winthrop as Assistant Director and Josie French of Lewiston as Producer. The crew is rounded out by: Danny Gay of Auburn on set design, construction and decor; Ginger Smith as decor assistant; Maya Veilleux of Augusta on sound; and Alexa Gallant of Augusta on lights.
The Foreigner has been entertaining audiences since it first opened in regional theatre in 1984 and then went on to a 686-performance run off Broadway. The show has become a perennial audience favorite ever since. Set in "the recent past,"a hapless, painfully shy, socially inept Charlie Baker (Danny Gay of Auburn) gets interjected into a fishing lodge in the backwoods of Georgia by his good friend Staff Sergeant "Froggy" Le Sueur (Bill McLean of Monmouth). Froggy, who is heading off to a nearby army base to conduct an explosives training, conspires to introduce him as a foreigner who neither speaks nor understands a word of English, thus relieving Charlie of the burden of conversation. It's a ripe comic situation extraordinaire.
The lodge is run by Betty Meeks (Cindy Dunham of Winthrop) who fears losing her home. The county property inspector, Owen Musser (Gregor Smith of Belgrade ), a rough-edged, ignorant, superstitious, bullying boob, threatens to condemn the place and turn her out. Add to the mix, the smarmy Reverend David Marshall Lee (Steve Carlton of Lisbon), a closeted white supremacist, his brittle, just-become-pregnant fiancée, Catherine Simms (Megan Record of Monmouth), and her brother, Ellard (Ethan Rombalski of Turner), a young man special in oh-so-many ways, and you have a surefire recipe for hilarity.
MCP's production of 'The Foreigner' will be performed at the historic Cumston Hall in downtown Monmouth. The show runs two weekends, November 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are $14 for General Admission and $12 for Students and Seniors. To order tickets, or for more information, please visit MCP's website at www.monmouthcommunityplayers.org, or call (207)370-9566.