|Jensen Kong and Christopher Gelvin in the Theatre department's production of The Foreigner.|
|The Theatre department will stage the Obie awarding-winning The Foreigner from Nov. 12-21.|
The Theatre department will stage the Obie award-winning The Foreigner from Nov. 12-21.
Written by Larry Shue and directed by Cal Poly Pomonas Linda Bisesti, the farcical comedy follows a vacationing man who pretends to be a non-English speaking German so other guests would give him peace and quiet. He ends up with just the opposite as everyone begins to confide in him, and he learns he must foil a plot by the local KKK chapter. This is the same play in which actor Matthew Broderick is currently playing the title character Off-Broadway.
“With everything going on in the world we thought it was important to remember to laugh,” says William Morse, department chair. “After all, don't we all need a good laugh?”
The Theatre's 2004-05 main stage productions, called Just for Laughs, will feature comedies.
The Foreigner will be performed in the University Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 13, and Nov. 18-20. The last performance begins at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Reservations are required for a special school matinee performance available on Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and faculty and staff. Tickets purchased in advance will receive $2 off. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office hotline at (909) 869-3800.