Fountain Hills Theater presents: ‘The Foreigner’ through March 24

From left, Estee Oglesbee as Catherine, Bryan Cameron as Ellard, Shari Watts as Betty and Benjamin Harris as Charlie. (Photo by Stephanie Tippi Hart)

Fountain Hills Theater announces that the comedy, The Foreigner, runs through March 24 at the Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills.

The play by Larry Shue, whose plays gained national acclaim after the commercial success of The Foreigner, was first produced at the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Repertory Theatre in January of 1983, according to a press release.

The resulting laughter made the play a success as it followed a shy Englishman seeking rest while visiting a fishing lodge in Georgia. Charlie Baker, described as a “proof reader by day and a boring husband by night,” pretends to be a foreigner unable to understand English. He becomes privy to dangerous and frivolous secrets when others speak freely around him.

The Foreigner is produced by Anne Keller and directed by Ben Tyler; presented through special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, according to the release. The play stars Bryan Cameron, Sam Cook, Benjamin Harris, Roy Hunt, Estee Oglesbee and Shari Watts.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m., Sundays. Individual tickets are $30 for adults and $12 for youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday and Saturday performances. Group rates and student rush discounts are available; along with veteran and active duty discounts.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too at the Corner of Saguaro and Rand. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661 extension 3; or visit

Box Office Hours are 12-5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.

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