New Stage Theatre presents THE FOREIGNER, a Southern Comedy by Larry Shue, tonight, September 11-23, 2012 on the Mainstage.
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, The Foreigner may be one of the funniest American plays ever written. Charlie's shyness renders him helpless in conversation - so when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia fishing lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more - MUCH more - than he should - and the hilarity begins!.
The mission of New Stage Theatre is to provide professional theatre of the highest quality for the people of Mississippi and the southeast.
New Stage is committed to producing important contemporary works and classics, selected for their artistic merit and their power to illuminate the human condition. Challenging new works in development are included through the Eudora Welty New Play Series named for the distinguished writer who helped found New Stage.
The theatre is dedicated to cultivating and educating a culturally diverse audience by gathering the finest available resources including playwrights, actors directors, designers, technicians, administrators, trainees, and board members. Integral to the theatre's total effort, its education department maximizes its potential by offering artistic and technical internships, by mounting intern touring programs supported by teachers' materials for schools statewide, and by developing curricula for and teaching youth and adult classes.
New Stage produces five plays each year in its subscription series, in addition to a Christmas show, an annual student matinee, and a kids-only show that features local area talent. Main stage productions range from master works to contemporary classics to new plays. All carry the mark of professional quality for which the theatre has long been recognized.
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