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Foreign to The Foreigner? No problem!

 MEREDITH — Like many visitors to Lake Winnipesaukee, Charlie Baker is trying to escape from the world on a fishing trip. With his good friend Froggy beside him, this British man is heading far away, across the pond, and down south to rural Georgia. Upon their arrival, shy Charlie wants to isolate himself from any and all people he comes in contact with, so the two conduct a ruse that Charlie does not speak English. Now indulging in his newfound peace from conversing, Charlie is amazed at the secrets and scandals that people will spill when they think he can't understand them. The scene is set for comedy to ensue this summer at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse with their production of Larry Shue's The Foreigner, running June 25 to July 5.
Kicking off their second professional season in the new Meredith campus, this farcical comedy is sure to start off the summer with a bang! Literally. Director Keith Weirich says, "Shue's main interest in The Foreigner is to make his audience laugh, but he is also concerned with the themes of self-awareness, intolerance, and prejudice. It's a rare type of comedy. It's not only funny, it's wise." Leading a talented company of actors, both veterans and newcomers to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse stage, Weirich's vision for this staple of comedic theatre is sure to please. The cast includes: A.J. Ditty, Adam Kee, John C. Nagy III, Donna Schilke, Nicole Soriano, William Vaughn, and Nicholas Wilder.
Those foreign to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be delighted to learn that they serve drinks, light meals, and snacks before each performance. Patrons can enjoy their food and drink either in the lobby or outdoors, while being entertained by the free "Busker Alley" performances of live music or comedy on their outdoor stage. Buskers will be performing on selected nights, so be sure to check their website ahead of time to catch these acts.
The Foreigner will be the first play of the summer season performed at the new Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. The Summer 2014 season is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Kovio's K-9, and the Bank of New Hampshire.
The Foreigner is further supported by the generous sponsorship of Misiaszek Turpin Architecture Planning and The Fitness Edge. It is recommended for ages 13 and above. Performances start June 25 and are Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm (Friday, July 4th - Matinee only at 2 pm), with additional matinees Thursday June 26 and Monday June 30 at 2 pm. Tickets for the Orchestra are $29, with Balcony seats for $10. There is also Student Rush available one hour prior to showtime, for $20 in the Orchestra, cash only.
Tickets can be ordered by calling (603)-279-033 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse also offers free educational programs: "How'd They Do That?" a backstage tour at 6-6:3 pm on Thursday, June 26th, "Symposium" a pre-show presentation offering insight on the play from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, July 1st and "Talk-Back Wednesday" a post-performance Q&A with cast and director on Wednesday, July 2nd.
 
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