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Hatrix Theatre revisiting The Foreigner with auditions in February

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Hatrix Theatre is stepping back in time this spring as they revisit Larry Shue‘s comedy  “the Foreigner” this spring.


Auditions for the show will take place Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Casa or by contacting director Karolyn Harker at 403-327-2790 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are unable to attend.

The show will take place May 10-13 at McNally Arts Centre just outside of Lethbridge.

 The Foreigner was first performed in January 1983.


“It takes place in the early ’80s in Georgia. British soldier Froggie arrives at a backwoods, rural fishing lodge with his friend Charlie. Froggie is a soldier who is here to teach demolitions. Charlie comes along because his wife left him. But he’s feeling to overwrought to talk to any of the guests,” described Harker.

“So Froggie  asks to him to pretend to be a foreigner who doesn't speak the language so he overhears many otherwise private conversations that could be dangerous. So what to do, what to do?” Harker continued.


“ One of those is that Klan members want to force out the residents of the lodge. Again, what to do, what to do,” she added.


 The cast requires an older female and a female in her  20s and 30s and five men in their 30s and 40s.


“ We performed it 10 years ago almost to the day, though Hatrix did a couple shows before it. It’s a great comedy. One of the highlights is Ellard teaching Charlie ‘his talk,’” Harker said.

No advance preparation will be needed to audition as participants will be asked to read from the script.

 Auditions  for the Foreigner are Tuesday, Feb. 7 at casa  from 6-8 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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