A local theater professor once said that a play is a created experience for the audience, and even the best-funded productions with shiny new sets and costuming can't create that experience; it comes from the whole company understanding and successfully executing the action of a script. For the past 30 seasons, Stagecoach Theatre has been striving to do just that.
Stagecoach is a local community theater group that is "dedicated to bringing quality contemporary live theater that reflects and celebrates the human spirit for, by and accessible to the community."
To kick off its 31st season, Stagecoach will present The Foreigner by Larry Shue. This witty farce is set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and follows two old friends on vacation, Froggy LeSeuer and his painfully shy pal Charlie. To ease his friend's anxiety about having to talk with the other guests, Froggy decides to tell everyone Charlie is a foreigner who doesn't understand a word of English. The action of the play unfolds as other lodge guests unload their deepest secrets in front of Charlie. Froggy's nefarious plans go south, and the comedy takes off.
Stagecoach is currently searching for a permanent home, so Foreigner will be staged at 5012 Emerald St., next to the Wireless Toyz store and will run through Sept. 10.