HCTForeignerHickory – The Hickory Community Theatre has just announced the cast of The Foreigner, the hilarious southern comedy by Larry Shue. The play runs October 6-29 on the Mainstage in the Jeffers Theatre.

This play is a “fish out of water” comedy that begins when Charlie Baker arrives for a vacation at a Georgia hunting lodge and pretends to be a foreigner who doesn’t understand English, just to avoid the attentions of the other guests. His plan backfires and he soon finds himself the confidant of everyone there, especially a young man named Ellard Simms, who thinks he is teaching Charlie English.

Mark Rose has the role of Charlie and Peter Bost is his pal Froggy; Justin Thomas plays Ellard. The lodge owner Betty Meeks is played by Connie Bools. Other visitors to the lodge are Ellard’s sister Catherine Simms and her fiancé Rev. David Marshall Lee, and local troublemaker Owen Musser. Jennifer Marko plays Catherine, Mark Dickerson is Rev. Lee and Jay Barnhardt has the role of Owen.

Performances of The Foreigner are October 6th through 29th, Fridays and Saturdays (Oct 6, 7, 20, 21, 27 & 28) at 8pm, Thursdays (Oct 19 & 26) at 7:30pm, and Sundays (Oct 22 & 29) at 2:30pm. There are no performances the weekend of Oct 13-15 due to Oktoberfest.

Tickets are $18. There is a $2 senior discount for Fri/Sat/Sun performances. Tickets for students and youth 18 & under are $10. On Thursday night all adults are $14 and youth/students are $10. Tickets are now on sale online at  or at the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wed-Sat from September 27th through October 28th.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Foreigner is produced by Alex Lee, Inc.

Photo (L-R):  Peter Bost, Justin Thomas, Jennifer Marko, Mark Dickerson, Connie Bools, Jay Barnhardt and Mark Rose make up the cast of The Foreigner, on stage October 6-29 at the Hickory Community Theatre. Photo by John Koval.