Poster by Benjamin T. Stone

Photos by Sebastien Galina

While the shy Charlie Baker stays in a quaint fishing lodge in a remote county of Georgia, USA, he pretends not to speak English in order to avoid having to socialize or talk about his own life’s troubles. All around him the residents of the lodge speak freely and end up revealing secrets, thoughts and private ambitions of their own, thinking he can’t understand them. An evil plot involving the Ku Klux Klan is revealed, eventually bringing Klan members to the lodge to target Charlie and to hurt him. This script is filled with funny and charming moments, and in the larger scope it is about the desire to welcome people who are ‘foreign’ to us, to embrace them and learn from them. The script will also make audiences think about the grave and serious threat of racially intolerant characters. While goodness will triumph, audiences need to be prepared to see the reality of the threat in order to feel the joy that comes with defeating the racist characters.

About the show

Presented by BOSA Properties

Following our successes with Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, Beach House Theatre is stepping into the realm of contemporary theatre with Larry Shue’s popular comedy The Foreigner.

Charlie Baker is no ordinary foreigner. Everyone around him in a remote fishing lodge in rural Georgia mistakes him for a stranger from another land who can’t understand them. This leaves them free to speak of their secret hopes, dreams and even evil plots right in front of him. The truth is, however, that Charlie does speak English, so with patience and determination he works to thwart villains and help his new friends discover who they really are. The Foreigner, which premiered in New York City in 1984, has charmed audiences for over three decades with its simple tale of hope, kindness and the triumphant defeat of intolerance in our midst.

Location: Blackie Spit Stage, Blackie Spit Park
Intended audience: All Ages (12+ Coarse Language)
Blankets: Are available at the front of house, you may wish to bring your own.
Dining: Please consider dining out earlier at one of Crescent Beach’s wonderful restaurants.
Evening Gates: Gates open at 7:30PM and 7:15PM on Fridays.
Parking: Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Seating: is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is supplied.
Weather: Show goes on, rain or shine. Please bring appropriate clothing for this outdoor evening event.
WARNING: Coarse language and Racial themes, Parental Guidance suggested.

Cast & Crew

Candace Radcliffe – Co-Director
Rick Harmon – Co-Director
Breanne Harmon – Set Designer
Geoff McEvoy – Technical Director
Sarah Adams – Production Manager
Linda Weston – Costume Designer
Harry Armstrong – Sound Designer / Operator
Sam Bird – Lighting Designer / Operator
Michelle Collier – Betty Meeks
Elliot Figueira – Reverend David
Jeff Hacker – Owen
Dianna Harvey – Props Master
Jake Hildebrand – Ellard Sims
Aaron Holt – Froggy Lesueur
Lauren Keen – Assistant Stage Manager
Rebekah MacEwan – Catherine Sims
Abby Swansburg – Stage Manager
James Walker – Charlie Baker