Auditions Coming Up!

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By Craig Thornton

Little Theatre of Watertown will be holding Open Auditions for
"The Foreigner" A comedy by Larry Shue
Mon & Tues Dec 17 & 18, 2012 at 7pm
The Black River Valley Club, 131 Washington Street, Watertown
Script will be available for reading at the Flower Memorial Library
Parts for 5 men, 2 women:
Sgt. "Froggy" LeSueur - male, late 40s - 50s, British Army sergeant, "well-fed, flushed with the spirit of adventure"
Charlie Baker - Male, same age as Froggy, also English, timid and shy, he seems quietly, somehow permanently, lost
Betty Meeks - Female, 60s or older... friendly and talkative, is wise about some things and naive about others
Rev. David Marshall Lee - Male, 20s-30s, a friendly, open face... He appears to be a regular fella
Catherine Simms - female, 18 - 25, fiancée of David and pregnant by him when the action of the play begins, "formidable little figure... basilisk stare from her pretty face"
Owen Musser - male, 20s-40s dank presence - you almost smell the malice
Ellard Simms - male, 14 - 17 Catherine's younger brother, "a lumpy, overgrown, backward youth, who spends much of his time kneading something tiny and invisible in front of his chest." (does not have to be lumpy)
Comedy in 2 Acts
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.
Show Dates: Feb 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 2012

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