Hickory – The side-splitting southern comedy The Foreigner begins its 10 performance run this Friday, October 6th at the Hickory Community Theatre.

It’s the story of Charlie, a guest at a fishing lodge in Georgia who’s shy and depressed so he doesn’t want to have to interact with the other guests. His friend Froggy comes up with the idea to claim Charlie doesn’t speak English so he can be left alone. The plan goes off kilter for Charlie when other guests have private conversations right in front of him because they think he doesn’t know what they’re saying.

The situations get more and more hysterical as Charlie struggles to keep up the scheme even as he learns things the others really ought to know – such as a plan to take over the lodge.

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 hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wed-Fri 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:  Mark Rose is Charlie and Connie Bools is Betty in The Foreigner, opening Friday, Oct 6 and continuing through Sun, Oct 29 at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets and information call 828-328-2283 or go to  hickorytheatre.org. Photo by Ken Burns.