Theater & Dance
TAMWORTH — Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" runs Aug. 21 to 25 at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth.
Being a good listener is easy when folks think you can't speak their language, and, oh, the things you'll hear. To avoid human interaction at a weekend retreat, Charlie, an extreme introvert, pretends to be from a faraway country and unable to speak English. Instead of leaving him alone, the other zany characters take him under their wings and he learns everyone's secrets. Charlie, with lots of pantomime and pig Latin, helps out the good folks and foils the evil characters' plans. This comedy is a well-oiled laugh machine with a lingering message of kindness.
"'The Foreigner' is an amazing play that incorporates comedy, drama, farce and a hint of darkness," said Artistic Director Bob Shea. "From the opening curtain, it's thoroughly engaging with many surprises and humorous moments."
"The Foreigner" brings Barnstormers newcomers together with company members including: Jean Mar Brown, Steven Barkhimer, Andrew Codispoti and Darrell E. Keene, Jr. Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank.
Tickets cost $10 to $32. Curtain time is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee, 2 pm. Fridays are family nights with specially-priced, same-day tickets for families including one person 18 or younger. Wednesdays hop the trolley in Wolfebroro for an evening of fine dining and theatre. For tickets and more information, visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org or call 323-8500.