November 15 – December 18, 2016
by Larry Shue
DIRECTED by Laura Gordon
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 45 minutes
A CLASSIC SIDE-SPLITTING COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
When Froggy brings his friend Charlie to a fishing lodge, Charlie is feeling a bit unsociable. Hoping to help his friend, Froggy has the perfect solution—just tell everyone Charlie doesn’t speak English! But things start to go awry when Charlie suddenly finds himself privy to everyone’s secrets, including a plot to take over the lodge. Charlie must “learn” English quickly and think on his feet if he wants to save the lodge and his new friends. Originally written for The Rep, The Foreigner returns for the first time in over a decade after playing to millions worldwide, and becoming one of the most celebrated comedies of all time.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Anthony Petullo Foundation
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Four-Four Foundation, Inc.
THE PERFORMANCE OF LINDA STEPHENS IS SPONSORED BY Anthony and Donna Meyer
WHAT'S THE FOREIGNER? SHOULD I SEE IT?
This comedy is arguable one of the best comedic plays of all time. It’s widely produced, but who did it first? That’s right. Milwaukee Rep premiered this play first, in 1983. That means no theater knows this play better than us. It’ll be a holiday treat—so bring all your out of town guests to this hilarious farce.