Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present "The Foreigner” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 24–26, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, on the Main Stage in the University Theatre Center.
The story is about a shy boy named Charlie, played by Ryan Cook, who goes fishing with his friend “Froggy” LeSeuer, played by Travis Whelpley, one day in Georgia. Since Charlie is so shy, Froggy tells everyone that he is foreign and cannot speak English so he is not forced into conversation with strangers. While Charlie is left alone, he overhears more than he bargained for. An evil plan unravels in front of him involving the two-faced minister, his pregnant fiancé and his redneck sidekick who doesn’t know that Charlie can actually understand them. The story fuels a riveting climax full of humor which leads the “bad guys” awry and the “good guys” triumphant.
The cast includes Ryan Cook from Albuquerque as Charlie, Robert Tucker from Los Alamos as Owen, Tasha Irvin from California as Catherine, Travis Whelpley from Jal as Froggy Le Seuer, Amber Glasgow from Farmington as Betty, Devin Fields from Albuquerque as David, and Lavonda Franco from Carlsbad who is the stage manager for the play.
Ticket prices are $8 general admission, $7 senior citizen (55 and over), $6 pre-college student, and $5 with an ENMU student ID.
The show on April 26 is a gala performance with $15 tickets for the show and dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. Call 575.562.2710 for reservations.
For more information about all performances, contact Shirlene Peters at 575.562.2711.