The Peterborough Players summer theatre will show The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, July 21 – August 1. This hilarious comedy is a fast-paced farce that keeps things light for a night of summer fun.
Kraig Swartz takes the lead role in The Foreigner, an actor well-known for keeping Players’ audiences laughing for the past 15 seasons. Swartz plays Englishman Charlie Baker, self-proclaimed “world’s dullest man,” who takes a vacation at a rural fishing lodge with his eccentric army buddy, Froggy LeSueur. Froggy concocts an outrageous scheme to save Charlie from his shy self by introducing him as an exotic “foreigner” who can’t speak English. Soon Charlie’s guileless persona backfires and the locals share their deepest secrets, most sinister plans, and funniest quirks.