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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
You know the feeling — well, some of you, at least. You walk into a room full of strangers and can't think of anything remotely interesting to say. You really don't want to try saying anything and would much rather just disappear into the wallpaper. So it is with Charlie Baker, a far-from-gregarious Brit who faces such an intimidating predicament at the start of Larry Shue's "The Foreigner," a much-performed comedy being given a vibrant production by the Bay Theatre Company, Anne Arundel's only professional troupe.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
In the canon of stage comedies, Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" may not rank in the uppermost percentile, but there sure is something awfully likable about it. The work has been widely and frequently performed since its off-Broadway premiere in 1984, a year before the playwright's death in a plane crash at the age of 39. It offers abundant opportunities for actors -- there really is no small part -- and a plot that manages to combine wacky humor with...
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | January 7, 1992
Charlie Baker is one of those unhappy British chaps whose own wife finds him shatteringly and profoundly boring, even on her deathbed.On a quick getaway visit to the States to visit his old army buddy, Charlie becomes so panic-stricken at the thought of having to make conversation with the strangers on hand at Betty Meeks' Georgia resort that his friend passes him off as a non-English speaking foreigner incapable of understanding or communicating a word...
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
You know the feeling — well, some of you, at least. You walk into a room full of strangers and can't think of anything remotely interesting to say. You really don't want to try saying anything and would much rather just disappear into the wallpaper. So it is with Charlie Baker, a far-from-gregarious Brit who faces such an intimidating predicament at the start of Larry Shue's "The Foreigner," a much-performed comedy being given a vibrant production by the Bay Theatre Company, Anne Arundel's only professional troupe.
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By Nelson Pressley and Nelson Pressley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2000
Columbia Community Players president Bob Russell describes Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" as "a prop-intensive, tech-intensive show." It could not have come as good news, then, when Russell (who is directing the show) was told that he couldn't move the set for "The Foreigner" onto the stage at the Wilde Lake Village Green's Slayton House until last Sunday night. He had expected to move the set in two days earlier. The delay will have cost Russell a dress rehearsal by the time the popular comedy opens its three-weekend run tomorrownight.
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By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | November 13, 1992
For those who are weary of a steady diet of R-rated movies, Madonna and MTV, Howard Community College's Smith Theatre may offer sanctuary for a few hours with its debut of "The Foreigner," a professional theatrical production.Save two or three obscenities, "The Foreigner" is a contemporary drama -- written less than a decade ago -- without contemporary elements such as sexual innuendo, coarse language and themes from the mean streets. If it weren't for a line about Diana, Princess of Wales, the play would be difficult to anchor in any particular time.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
In the canon of stage comedies, Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" may not rank in the uppermost percentile, but there sure is something awfully likable about it. The work has been widely and frequently performed since its off-Broadway premiere in 1984, a year before the playwright's death in a plane crash at the age of 39. It offers abundant opportunities for actors -- there really is no small part -- and a plot that manages to combine wacky humor with...
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March 10, 2000
The Columbia Community Players will hold auditions for Larry Shue's play "The Foreigner" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Falkner Ridge neighborhood center, 10518 Marble Faun Lane, Columbia. Five men and two women are needed. Small speaking and nonspeaking roles for townspeople are available. Technical assistance is also needed. Information: Bob Russell, 410- 730-4024.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | May 30, 1996
Local actress Vivienne Shub is no foreigner to "The Foreigner." She first appeared in the Larry Shue comedy at Olney Theatre in 1985, then reprised her role at Pennsylvania's Totem Pole Playhouse last summer.Starting tomorrow, she'll be at it again, playing the innkeeper at Everyman Theatre. Grover Gardner directs a cast headed by Bill Largess as a Britisher who pretends not to speak English.Show times at Everyman, 1727 N. Charles St., are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2: 30 p.m. Sundays, through June 23. Tickets are $15. Call (410)
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | February 13, 2003
This is the last weekend to catch Larry Shue's farce The Foreigner at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Michael Sullivan plays Charlie Baker, a man so painfully shy that he pretends not to speak English, just to avoid conversations with strangers. Peter Jensen plays Froggy LeSueur, the friend who concocts this plan of silence to save Charlie from humiliation. And Sherrionne Brown is the innkeeper at whose establishment bashful Charlie becomes the reluctant repository of all sorts of little secrets.
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By Nelson Pressley and Nelson Pressley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2000
Columbia Community Players president Bob Russell describes Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" as "a prop-intensive, tech-intensive show." It could not have come as good news, then, when Russell (who is directing the show) was told that he couldn't move the set for "The Foreigner" onto the stage at the Wilde Lake Village Green's Slayton House until last Sunday night. He had expected to move the set in two days earlier. The delay will have cost Russell a dress rehearsal by the time the popular comedy opens its three-weekend run tomorrownight.
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By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | November 13, 1992
For those who are weary of a steady diet of R-rated movies, Madonna and MTV, Howard Community College's Smith Theatre may offer sanctuary for a few hours with its debut of "The Foreigner," a professional theatrical production.Save two or three obscenities, "The Foreigner" is a contemporary drama -- written less than a decade ago -- without contemporary elements such as sexual innuendo, coarse language and themes from the mean streets. If it weren't for a line about Diana, Princess of Wales, the play would be difficult to anchor in any particular time.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | January 7, 1992
Charlie Baker is one of those unhappy British chaps whose own wife finds him shatteringly and profoundly boring, even on her deathbed.On a quick getaway visit to the States to visit his old army buddy, Charlie becomes so panic-stricken at the thought of having to make conversation with the strangers on hand at Betty Meeks' Georgia resort that his friend passes him off as a non-English speaking foreigner incapable of understanding or communicating a word...
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September 1, 1991
'The Nerd' to play at Spotlighters"The Nerd," a farce by the late playwright Larry Shue, will be presented weekends at the Spotlighters Theater, 817 St. Paul St., Friday through Sept. 29. The comedy is directed by Harriet Broady and features Joe Giffles, Rodney Atkins, Tom Siebert, Julia Ro and Roger Buchanan.Show times are 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets prices are $7 and $8 with discounts available for students and senior citizens. For reservations, call 752-1225.
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June 8, 2003
Theatre on the Hill returns to the stage in Alumni Hall at McDaniel College this summer with five plays. The residential theater program's 20th season of professional theater will open with Neil Simon's romantic comedy They're Playing Our Song on June 19. The play follows the ups and downs of a couple of songwriters with more success in their work than in their love life. The musical, featuring the tunes of Marvin Hamlisch and the lyrics of Carole Bayer Sager, will be performed at 8 p.m. June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, and July 3 and 5. The Nerd follows the misadventures of a man trying to get rid of an unwanted, long-term houseguest.
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