Thursday, January 17, 2013

Phamaly Theatre Company presents The Foreigner

The Foreigner
By Larry Shue
Directed by Edith Weiss
Join Phamaly Theatre Company for the “charmin’ ‘n side-splittin’ comedy,” The Foreigner, January 17 – February 2 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center.

Intensely shy Englishman, Charlie Baker, visits a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia with his eccentric army buddy, Froggy LeSueur. Froggy concocts an outrageous scheme to save Charlie from his pathologically shy self by introducing him to the lodge’s inhabitants as an exotic “foreigner” who can’t speak or understand English. It isn’t long before Charlie’s guileless persona backfires and like a fly on the wall, he overhears more than he should about the scandalous and damaging revelations of those around him. The nonstop hilarity of the play builds to an uproariously funny climax where events go awry for the “bad guys” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

The cast includes Don Gabenski (Billy), Michael Leopard ("Froggy" LeSeur), Jaime Lewis (Owen Musser), Jeremy Palmer (Charlie Baker), Lyndsay Palmer(Catherine Simms), Trenton Schindele (David Marshall Lee), Daniel Traylor (Ellard Simms) and Kathi Wood (Betty Meeks).

Executive Director, Chris Silberman, says “This play is a perfect vehicle for Phamaly that audiences will love. It places a humorous twist on what happens when people misperceive someone as different, something Phamaly actors can definitely identify with.”

“The Foreigner” runs at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010. Previews are Thursday, January 17 & Friday January 18 @ 7:30 p.m.; opening Saturday, January 19 and running through February 2. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m., and Monday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Description & Sign Language Interpretation, Sun. Jan 27 @ 2 p.m. with a post-show talk back. Phamaly will also offer a backstage sensory tour at 11:00a.m. The sensory tour brings individuals on stage for a tactile experience, touching elements of the set, costumes, and prop pieces. The tour is free but advance reservations are required by calling the Phamaly office at 303-575-0005 (lunch will not be provided).

Tickets for the Aurora Fox performances on sale now, are $29 adult, $26 seniors, students & military, $22 for groups of 4 or more; $15 all seats preview Jan 17 & 18 and on Monday, Jan. 28. Please call 303-739-1970 or purchase online at

Now entering its 24th season, Phamaly is an award-winning Colorado based Theatre Company comprised entirely of performers with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities.  Phamaly’s mission is to provide professional theatre opportunities and artistic development for performers with disabilities, and to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the performing arts community.

Named Best Theatre Company of 2012 by 5280 Magazine
Recipient of the Alliance for Colorado Theatre’s 2012 Professional/Community Theatre Award

Phamaly Theatre Company presents
“The Foreigner”
Jan 17 - Feb 2 (Opens Jan. 19)
@ The Aurora Fox Theatre – 9900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO
Fri./Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 28
$29 Adult, $26 Student/Senior, $22 group of 4+
$15 on Jan17, 18 & 28
303-739-1970 or online at

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