To Oct. 13: ‘The Foreigner’ plays at Fire Hall Theater

“The Foreigner” will play at Fire Hall Theater Sept. 27-Oct. 13.

This farce by Larry Shue opens the 71st season at the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks.

Charlie just needs to get away from it all, so his friend, “Froggy,” a British demolitions expert, brings Charlie to his favorite Georgia fishing lodge.  When Charlie tells him that he really does not want to talk to anyone, Froggy introduces Charlie as a foreigner from an “exotic land.” Then the fun begins as Charlie ends up inventing his own language and becoming privy to secrets that could hurt his kind hostess.

The theater is also partnering with Ely’s Ivy for a dinner/show package on Thursdays during the run (Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11).  Dinner will include a Southern-inspired menu, a glass of house wine or beer, and live music by UND doctoral student Tamara Auer on “fiddle.” Dinner/show package is $38 (not including gratuity). Season ticket holders pay just $25. Arrive at Ely’s Ivy at 5:45 p.m.

All reservations for shows and dinner package can be made by calling 701-777-4090.  General admission is $16 and seniors, students, teachers, 1st responders, and Altru employees pay just $13 with I.D.

Directed by Nicole Quam
Cast:  Patrick DeMars, Greg Jones, Isaac Engels, Jayson McGuire, Anna Nelson, Bonnie Schonmeier, and David Watnemoe.
Set:  Todd Aleshire
Light/Sound Design:  Chuck Baskerville
Stage Manager:  Diana Chabai