Next Up at Lionheart: The Foreigner

If you’re a fan of Lionheart Theatre, then you’re going to love what we have in store for you this spring. After a successful winter, we are excited to welcome the new season with a lighthearted and fun-filled production. For shows at Lionheart Theatre in March, stop by to see The Foreigner, a comedy that is sure to have you in stitches.

About The Foreigner

Set in rural Georgia, The Foreigner is about two Englishmen and the shenanigans that they find themselves a part of. Charlie, “Froggy” LeSeuer’s friend, is shy and not quite in the mood to talk to or be around others, as he is going through trying marital times. Unfortunately for him, his friend Froggy has to depart from the fishing lodge where they are staying. In an effort to comfort Charlie, Froggy tells everyone that Charlie cannot speak English.

Being the sweet, southern folk that they are, the other visitors at the lodge don’t attempt to pry, as they carry about their normal business. Little do they know, Charlie understands every word that they say. He wants to back out of the web of lies his friend Froggy has spun, but he finds it too late as he overhears conversations that he shouldn’t. The hilarity of the situation increases as the story unfolds.

Words from the Director

Scott King, actor/director at the theatre for 17 years, is the director of The Foreigner. King says he has thoroughly enjoyed directing the production, especially as he watches the actors develop their characters and really come into their roles. Larry Shue, the man who wrote The Foreigner, has great southern humor, according to King. He also stated that he enjoyed reading through Shue’s poetic stage directions, as he was putting together our production.

King noted that he thinks the sets for the show are going to look amazing once everything comes together. Tanya Moore is the set designer for The Foreigner, and she has pulled together some incredible ideas for the fishing lodge setting. King hopes that this set, combined with music choice and the actors’ incredible talent, will help highlight familiar themes of southern living for the audience.

Because the plot is easier to follow and the jokes are clean, King thinks this production is suitable for ages 12 and up, as he describes the play as “Mayberry meets Monty Python.” However, adults might see themes of tolerance and attitude development throughout, as the play is set in 1970’s rural Georgia, but we are hoping the audience can take something away from the lessons learned by the characters.

Showtime Details and More Shows at Lionheart Theatre

Opening night for The Foreigner is March 17. Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. showings on Sundays. Our last performance is on April 2. A special Champagne Brunch in the Garden Club will be offered by Chef Nona on March 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Grab your tickets today! Upcoming shows at Lionheart Theatre also include: The Children’s Hour, Moon Light and Magnolias, and Robin Hood, so be on the lookout for those as well!

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