The Foreigner & The Cemetery Club Synopsis

“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue (through Dramatists Play Service Inc.)
This is the show that the adults will perform. (note there is 1 role for a teen/young man in this story/and I would not rule out a high school age girl- who can look and play older). I have seen this twice and it is hysterical! Synopsis is below, along with review quotes.
… “The Foreigner” show dates are Thur(s) and Fri(s), January 10 ,11, 17 & 18,(2013). It will audition in Sept or early Oct., so watch for audition info soon. Now that’s “plenty-o-time” to learn lines!
…the other adult cast” opportunity” will be “The Cemetery Club” (through Samuel French). Show dates are Thur(s) and Fri(s), Thur(s) and Fri(s), April 18, 19 25, 26(2013). This one comes recommended by Lucy and Al Ruffner, along with Robin Rupert.

…and finally, this is not a trick (I repeat, NOT A TRICK!) These 2 plays mentioned above are NOT musicals- I PROMISE!… and therefor, as some of you requested, have NO song or dance numbers (unless your character is one that breaks out into song, as themselves, within story) Truly!  See, even directors can take direction sometimes:)

THE STORY:
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, 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 who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

Comedy
Full Length5 men, 2 women: 7 total

Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. An inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author’s classic comedy The Nerd, the present play enjoyed a sold-out premiere in Milwaukee before moving on to a long run Off-Broadway. Based on what the NY Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea,” the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. “Something funny is going on in Milwaukee—to the delight of audiences at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.” —Variety. “I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.” —The New Yorker. “…a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life…” —Village Voice. “Shue’s comedy is positively antic, yet pleasantly seasoned with a few dashes of sentimentality…He has raided comedy’s storehouse…” —Bergen Record.

 

AND for the other synopsis,
here is the lowdown on “The Cemetery Club”…

Full Length Play

Comedy

THE STORY:
Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.
The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille.

“Funny, sweet tempered, moving.” – Boston Globe“Very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.” –Washington Journal Newspapers

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