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The Foreigner (2011)

West Jordan Theater Arts and the Sugar Factory Playhouse will present “The Foreigner” at the Midvale Performing Arts Center in September. This delightful and very popular comedy features Charlie (Scott Thompson), a very introverted English science fiction proofreader who is brought to backwoods Georgia by his good friend Froggy (Andrew Hansen). Since Charlie doesn’t want to talk to anyone, Froggy simply tells Betty (Denise Gull), the owner of the fishing lodge where they are staying, that his friend is a foreigner and speaks no English. What follows is mayhem of hilarity as people tell their personal secrets and their evil plans to the man who “doesn’t speak English.” This Larry Shue comedy also features actors Mara Lefler, Bob Bedore, Geoff Richards, and Brandon Green, and is directed by Michelle Groves.

Since the condemnation and ultimate demolition of the West Jordan sugar factory in 2010, West Jordan Theater Arts has been doing shows wherever they can find a stage that’s not being used for a few weeks. That is how the Sugar Factory Playhouse production of “The Foreigner” is ending up in Midvale. Midvale’s mayor and arts council invited the West Jordan organization to perform at the Midvale Performing Arts Center, 7720 South 700 West.

Show dates are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, September 8-16. Doors open at 7:00pm and curtain is at 7:30. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors and are available at Macey’s Food Store in West Jordan or at the door.

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