BY ROBBY BURT –
Ouachita Little Theatre and RMCC will hold auditions for The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue, at the Ouachita Little Theatre on August 13th and 14th, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and August 15th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Previous experience is not required for the audition. Rehearsals will begin August 17th and the last show date for the production will be October 25th. The Foreigner is the first show of the 2015/2016 season at the OLT and we extend an invitation to anyone wishing to audition or participate in backstage efforts, to join us at the audition.
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should – the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said.
Visit the OLT website for a brief description on the characters in the play. The Ouachita Little Theatre is located on 610 Mena Street. RMCC instructor Robby Burt will be directing the production, and if you have questions you can contact him at 479-394-7622 ex. 1338, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.