The Foreigner poster

How would people communicate with you if they didn’t think they could understand your language? When painfully shy Charlie arrives at a rural fishing lodge in need of much peace and quiet, he finds out. Taking his friend’s suggestion to avoid having to make conversation with the locals, he pretends he is from an exotic foreign land and doesn’t speak English. All is well until he finds out more than he should.

Like all rural fishing towns that populate comedies and horror movies alike, there are a few secrets lurking below the surface in Tilghman County, Georgia. When Charlie finds out just how serious things are, however, he is forced into a very awkward position: to reveal his lie along with everyone else’s, or to keep quiet and watch as his companions’ lives unravel around him.

The Foreigner, a clever, heartwarming comedy by Larry Shue, opens the Pacific Theatre’s landmark 30th anniversary season.

“It’s easy to see why The Foreigner is a favourite for Pacific Theatre’s audience. It’s a tale of tolerance, friendship, and the magic of kindness,” according to director Evan Frayne. “It’s also telling that Ron has opened the 30th anniversary season with a project full of the next generation of theatre artists… No theatre in Vancouver has a stronger commitment to supporting and developing young artists in Vancouver.”

This cast of young artists (Kaitlin Williams, Mack Gordon, John Voth, Peter Carlone, Bryan Noble, and Ryan Scramstad) will be supported by veteran actor and Jessie Award-winner Erla Faye Forsyth and will be directed by Jessie Award-winner Evan Frayne.

The Foreigner
Dates: September 20 to October 12; Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 pm matinee
Venue: Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue at Hemlock, Vancouver
Tickets: $19.99 to $29.99 (plus tax and service fee); available online or via phoning 604.731.5518

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