“The Foreigner” Opens at Downtown Playhouse

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – “The Foreigner” has opened at the Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas. The two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, runs through April 1.  It is the first production of the 2017 season for the theater.

Set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the comedy centers around Charlie, a shy young man who is passed off by his companion as a foreigner who speaks no English.  Other guests begin to speak openly around Charlie, assuming he doesn’t understand, along the way revealing a crazy assortment of stories and conspiracies.

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 March 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 and 31 and April 1.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thedowntownplayhouse.com or call (870) 758-2282.

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

Photo attached.  Left to right: Shirley Lamb of Pocahontas, David Early of Jonesboro and Kenneth Benton of Corning in a scene from “The Foreigner.”

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