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We're working on putting our production team together for The Foreigner! If you're interested in working as a crew member in any capacity, contact our stage manager, Nicci Grigsby, via facebook or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Directed by Libby Pemberton
Audition: Chilhowee Club, 223 Clarion Avenue Maryville, TN 37803
Sunday, December 15 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, December 16 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Performance Dates: March 20-23, 2014
Performance Venue: Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flexible Theater
Preparation: Auditions will consist of cold readings of two-person and group scenes from the script. Prepared comedic monologues in the style of the play are helpful, but not required. Please keep monologues under 60 seconds.
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Age range: 30’s to early 40’s – Should be able to speak with a British accent as well as other foreign accents (possibly Slovak or other). Should be willing to be fairly physical.
Charlie Baker is the "foreigner" of the play's title, an Englishman. Initially, Charlie is extremely shy, dull, and morose as he worries about the apparently imminent death of his philandering wife. Charlie gradually discovers his hidden potential: leadership skills, love, and the vibrant personality he has always craved.
Reverend David Marshall Lee
Age range: late 20’ to early 30’s
Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.
The Reverend David Marshall Lee is a good-looking man, the fiancé of Catherine, and one of the main villains in the play, along with Owen Musser. Pretending to be concerned about Betty and her struggling business, David secretly attempts to gain control of her lodge so he can turn it into the Tilghman County headquarters for The Klan.
Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur
Age range: mid 30’s to 50’s
Should be able to speak with a heavy British/Cockney accent.
Froggy is extremely cheerful and very sure of himself. He is loud and leads a very exciting life, almost the exact opposite of Charlie. In his annual visits to the United States, Froggy has become good friends with Betty Meeks and is genuinely concerned about her welfare.
Age range: 50’s to 80’s
Should be able to speak with a thick Southern accent.
Not afraid of a good days labor, Betty Meeks is an older woman, a widow, and the owner and operator of the fishing lodge and resort in which the play takes place. Betty has always dreamed of traveling outside of Georgia and is quite thrilled with the prospect of having a "real, live foreigner" as her guest. Since the death of her husband, Betty has been struggling to keep her resort business alive, unaware of David and Owen's underhanded plot to gain control of it. Betty speaks with a strong Georgia accent, and talks to Charlie, "the foreigner," as if he were deaf, as if speaking louder and slower will facilitate Charlie's understanding.
Age range: mid 20’s to 50’s
Should be able to speak with a thick Southern accent. Neanderthal in nature and a very angry person, Owen Musser is a local Georgia man who serves as the henchman for the main villain, the Reverend David Lee. After being named the property inspector for Tilghman County, Georgia, Owen takes full advantage of his new authority to help himself as well as cause harm to others. To call Owen "crude" is to indulge in understatement: he is mean-spirited, ignorant, volatile, and extremely prejudiced against anyone who doesn't fit his ideal of "Christian, white America." A character you love to hate and a very fun role.
Age range: mid 20’s to 30’s
Should be able to speak with a Southern accent
Attractive younger woman Catherine is staying with Betty at the lodge. She is engaged to the Reverend David Lee, unaware of his true, villainous character. A former debutante and the heiress of a huge fortune, Catherine is bored with life, restless, and unsure of what she wants. In the beginning, she is a bit of a whiner and somewhat sarcastic. When she discovers in Charlie a man who is genuinely kind and really enjoys listening, she believes she has found her ideal romantic mate. Catherine is small in stature and pretty.
Age range: 20’s
Should be able to speak with a Southern accent.
Ellard is the youngest of the cast, and Catherine's younger brother, an extremely insecure young man who is considered by others to be mentally defective. He’s an overgrown, backward youth. Catherine has promised to give Ellard half of their very large inheritance if he shows any signs of mental and social competence. During the course of the play Ellard proves to have both moderate intelligence and considerable courage.
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