Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17, 2012; 7:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine, Orono, ME
The 2012 SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL kicks off its 3rd year of presenting great theatre with the hilarious production of Larry Shue’s audacious comedy, THE FOREIGNER. Presented in collaboration with Bangor Community Theatre this show is sure to start your summer off rolling in the aisles.
PERFORMANCES: Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, JUNE 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 7:30PM and JUNE 10 & 17 @ 2PM
TICKETS: $12 or $6 for students
Available online at www.umaine.edu/spa or at the door.
LIMITED TIME OFFER: Ticket Subscriptions starting at $40, with packages for Individuals, Couples and more. (offer expires June 17)
Set in a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around two of its guests, Englishman Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur. Charlie is so pathologically shy that he is unable to speak. As way of explanation, Froggy claims his companion is the native of an exotic country who does not understand a word of English. Before long, Charlie finds himself privy to assorted secrets and scandals freely discussed in front of him by the other visitors. These include spoiled but introspective heiress and Southern belle Catherine Simms and the man to whom she is somewhat reluctantly engaged,and impregnated by, the Reverend David Lee, a seemingly humble preacher with a dark underside. Her younger brother, Ellard, a chubby and somewhat “slow” boy is a simpleton who tries to teach Charlie how to speak English. Owen Musser, the racist county property inspector, plans to oust property owner Betty Meeks and convert the lodge into a meeting place for the Ku Klux Klan.