Rehearsing for a scene in the upcoming production of The Foreigner are (L-R) Nick Wilson, Lauren Patterson, Cheri Gagnon, and Mark Adams.

Locals on Stage in Shelburne

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Thursday April 07, 2016

Shelburne Players’ spring comedy The Foreigner by Larry Shue opens April 15 with six performances. Winner of two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, the play was reviewed by The Village Voice as “a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life.” Among this production’s cast of seven are locals Lauren Patterson and Cheri Gagnon.
A comic romp, The Foreigner takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and speaks no English. Patterson plays the role of Catherine Simms, an heiress going through an emotional time, and Cheri Gagnon portrays Betty Meeks, a widow who owns a resort lodge.

The award winning farce can be seen at the Shelburne Town Center stage, 5420 Shelburne Road, with performances April 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Market. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit or call 802-343-2602.