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Moonlight Stage Revisits ‘The Foreigner’

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Howard Bickle and Paul Canaletti (Photo: Ken Jacques)
Howard Bickle and Paul Canaletti (Photo: Ken Jacques)

Moonlight Stage Productions premieres its 2009/10 winter season with Larry Shue’s side-splitting comedy The Foreigner opening Nov. 12 and playing through Nov. 29. Performances of the show are at the Avo Playhouse in Vista. 

The award-winning comedy centers on Charlie Baker, a British science fiction magazine proofreader whose wife finds him boring. He has joined his eccentric Army friend Froggy LeSueur on a much needed getaway to a rural fishing lodge in Georgia. But the pathologically shy Charlie is terrified at the prospect of having to converse with strangers at the lodge for three days. In an attempt to help his shy friend, Froggy introduces Charlie as an exotic foreigner who neither speaks nor understands English.

It isn’t long before Charlie’s new persona backfires and the mix of good-hearted and slow-witted lodge guests begin sharing their deepest secrets and sinister plans with the foreigner all the while thinking he can’t understand what they are saying to him. Comic chaos ensues with non-stop hilarity leading to an uproarious climax!

Moonlight Stage Productions Artistic Director Kathy Brombacher directs The Foreigner for the second time having staged a critically acclaimed version as part of the Moonlight’s 1996/97 winter season. The founder of Moonlight Stage Productions’ summer and winter seasons, Brombacher has been honored by the San Diego Critics’ Circle with a Craig Noel Award for Theatrical Trailblazer in 2005 and a KPBS Shiley Patté Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.

The Foreigner
Presented by Moonlight Stage Productions
Nov. 12-29
Tickets: $21-$29

Avo Playhouse, 303 Main Street (in Vista)
Box Office: (760) 724-2110
Online: www.moonlightstage.com

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