Release Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2018

Open auditions for "The Foreigner" Dec. 11

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Adray Auditorium (F-100) in MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Bldg. F)
logo of "The Foreigner" play

Open auditions for Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F). It is directed by HFC theater instructor Judith Fletcher.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. They will continue every Tuesday and Thursday. The play will be held in April 2019.


The auditioning process is as follows:
* Come to one or to both of the auditions.
* Open audition consisting of cold readings from the scripts (it's recommended that you familiarize yourself with the synopsis of the play and its characters. Wikipedia, YouTube, and Dramatist Play Services, Inc.).
* Two characters (both men) have British accents, and five characters (three men and two women) have Southern accents.

If cast...

If you are cast in the play:
* You must register for THEA 142 (or THEA 242 if you have completed THEA 142).
* If you are interested in technical theater (i.e., lighting, sound, construction, scenic art, props, or costumes), you must register for either THEA 133 or 134 (or THEA 233 or 234 if you have completed THEA 133 or 134).


This two-act comedy occurs in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his ill wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent; he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness, and cannot find the words to reply.

However, Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, making Charlie their confidant. Soon thereafter, Charlie discovers scandals among the lodge's guests in this hilarious farce.

More Info

For questions or more information about "The Foreigner," contact Fletcher at