Downtown Playhouse to Stage “The Foreigner”


POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas will open its 2017 season with the comedy “The Foreigner.”  The two-act play, written by Larry Shue, begins Feb. 25 and runs through April 1.

“The Foreigner” is set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Froggy LeSeuer. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie.  Froggy tells all assembled that Charlie is actually from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English.  Charlie plays along, only to overhear more than he should from guests who believe Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said.

The production is sponsored by Overman Buildings and Patrick Carroll, D.D.S., and it is directed by Kelly Grooms of Pocahontas.  The cast includes David Early of Jonesboro, Grooms, Derek Phelps of Pocahontas, Kenneth Benton of Corning, Marsha Walker of Pocahontas and Shirley Lamb of Pocahontas.

The cost is $19.60, tax included, and admission to the play also comes with a dessert and beverage.  Dessert options for this production include chocolate cream pie, strawberry cream pie, lemon pound cake and sugar-free vanilla parfait, as well as a wide variety of hot and cold beverages.

“The Foreigner” will be presented February 25, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 and 31 and April 1.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (870) 758-2282.

The Downtown Playhouse is located at 302 North Marr Street in Pocahontas.

Photo attached: (Left to right) David Early, Kelly Grooms, Marsha Walker and Shirley Lamb rehearse a scene from “The Foreigner” at the Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas.  Photo by Cyndi Barr.

Press Release – WBC

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