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Clear Creek Community Theatre: The Foreigner

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Clear Creek Community Theatre is currently producing a hilarious comedy called The Foreigner, and it is good, funny entertainment for the entire family.

Here is the Setup:

Two Englishmen arrive at a fishing lodge in Georgia. Charlie Baker is so pathologically shy that he is unable to speak, so his friend “Froggy,” tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should - the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does, fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

Bernie Sandner (video interview) is personable, engaging, and wonderously entertaining as the pathologically shy Charlie Baker, who despite pretending to not be able to speak English, or any words at all except "Thank You," nonetheless finds that despite and against his own introverted intentions he cannot keep his mouth shut, and starts by inventing his own alternative gibberish language, and then ultimately allows himself to be somehow taught halting English overnight. Impossible of course, but very funny to watch everyone else fall for.

The rest of the cast is equally funny and entertaining; with Nick Churchill (video interview) as Rev. David Marshall Lee; Jeffrey Drager as Froggy LeSeur; Kay Lunn as Betty Meeks; Priscilla Ingram (video interview) as Catherine Simms; Edmund Pantuliano as Owen Musser; and Kyle Turner as Ellard Sims; all ably Directed by David Blystone.

Clear Creek Community Theatre has been producing fine community theatre for many years, and they only get better as they polish their little diamond of a theatre company, and bring more entertaining stage productions to the Clear Lake/Webster community year after year. For information on what is coming up from them in their 2014-15 Season, visit them at: clearcreekcountrytheatre.org

The Foreigner is on stage each weekend through April 13th. Performances are each Friday and Saturday Nights at 8:00 pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. You may make reservations by calling the box office at 281-335-5228 or click here to visit our on-line box office.

To see The Foreigner cast member interviews, watch this Bernie Sandner interview video from CCCT’s YouTube Channel.

CCCT has been named the Bay Area’s “Best Community Theater” by readers of the Bay Area Citizen for a fifth year in a row! Many thanks to our patrons and readers of the Bay Area Citizen for your continued support. See the February 27, 2014 edition for details.

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