Michelle Collier plays landlady Betty while James Walker is the title character in the Beach House Theatre production of Larry Shue's The Foreigner

Theatre series returns to Crescent Beach

Beach House Theatre Society presents Larry Shue's The Foreigner, Aesop's Fables

Summer theatre returns to Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach this August with a contemporary comedy classic.

Beach House Theatre Society’s fifth short season in its state-of-the-art tent theatre will feature The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, Aug. 9 to 14 (8 p.m. performances).

Beach House regular James Walker plays Charlie Baker, a shy British proofreader seeking respite from his troubles at the fishing lodge resort in rural Georgia recommended by his best friend, British Army explosives instructor Sgt. ‘Froggie’ LeSueur (Greg Derksen).

Dreading interaction with the locals, Charlie pretends he doesn’t speak or understand English – but the ruse quickly goes sideways when people insist on discussing all kinds of personal secrets in front of him. And when he learns of impending evil in the community, it’s up to ‘the foreigner’ to overcome his retiring nature and discover a heroic side.

Michelle Collier (Lady Bracknell in last year’s The Importance of Being Earnest) appears as Betty, Charlie’s friendly but naive landlady, while Rebekah MacEwan plays Catherine Simms, a young heiress, soon to be married to Rev. David Marshall Lee (Elliot Figuera).

Rounding out the cast of The Foreigner are Jeff Hacker, as Owen Musser, an unpleasant local property inspector, and Jacob Hildebrand as Ellard, Catherine’s inhibited and underestimated brother.

Parental guidance is suggested, and The Foreigner is presented with a warning of  coarse language and themes of racial intolerance.

Beach House’s daytime show – a free-form adaptation of Aesop’s Fables aimed at children and family audiences will run Aug. 10 to 14 (11 a.m. performances).

On line ticket sales for both shows start June 21.

For tickets and information, visit www.beachhousetheatre.org



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