Hartwick Theatre Presents “The Foreigner”

Hartwick Theatre Presents “The Foreigner”

November 4, 2013

Hartwick College Theatre Arts is scheduled to perform The Foreigner by playwright Larry Shue. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. from November 13 through November 16 in Slade Theater of Yager Hall.          

The Foreigner is a two act comedy about Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant "Froggy" LeSueur who visit a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and the shenanigans they cause. Shy Baker has a hard time speaking to strangers and to help him out, cheerful friend LeSueur creates a plan to break Baker out of his shell. LeSueur's plan goes array and Baker discovers interesting secrets that lead to much bigger problems than shyness.

The play is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Hartwick, Dr. Marc E. Shaw; set design by Professor of Theatre Arts and Director of Theatre Arts, Kenneth H. Golden; and tech and lighting by Instructor in Technical Theatre, Lecturer in Theatre Arts, Technical Director, and Lighting Technician Gary P. Burlew.

Cast members include:

·         Staff Sergeant "Froggy" LeSuer: James Canal '16

·         Charlie Baker: Evan Flynn '17

·         Betty Meeks: Lindsey Partelow '17

·         Rev. David Marshall Lee: Thomas Horton '16

·         Catherine Simms: Sarah Walsh '15

·         Ellard Simms: Brian Cook '16

·         Owen Musser: Alex Austein '17

Also included in the performance will be a student chorus, titled "Townspeople." The chorus will include: Veronica Hudak '14, Riley Phillips '17, Gregory Hunter '17 and Charles Tyrell '17

Tickets are $5 for Hartwick students, faculty and staff members and general admission is $10. For more information and to make reservations, call 607-431-4227.

This performance is funded by the Hartwick College Department of English and Theatre Arts. For additional information on the performance, contact Theater Department Academic Intern Michael Seeber '13 at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031