The Foreigner at Abilene Community Theatre

Staff Writer

The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue, will be presented at the Abilene Community Theatre March 17, 18 and 19. Show times begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale to the general public. Call the Box Office to reserve tickets at 325-673-6271. (Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 1-5 p.m. and show Saturdays.)
The Foreigner is the winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. An inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author's classic comedy The Nerd, the present play enjoyed a sold-out premiere in Milwaukee before moving on to a long run Off-Broadway. Based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea," the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.