October 6, 2017 by asmeltz

FVCC Theatre Opens 2017-18 Season with Contemporary Comedy

FVCC Theatre Students
FVCC Theatre students Jessica Baker and Cody LaPorta rehearse a scene from “The Foreigner” recently. The play opens October 19 at the college.

FVCC’s Theatre Arts Department will open its 2017-18 season with a contemporary comedy appropriate for people of all ages. “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue has won two Obie awards and two Outer Critics Circle awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. Nightly performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. October 19-21 and October 26-28 in the FVCC theatre in the Arts & Technology building.

“The Foreigner” is set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where a couple of travelers from England find themselves face-to-face with both the best and the worst America has to offer. Based on what the New York Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea,” the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who knows no English, or so the group thinks.

Tickets are available at the FVCC Bookstore, online at www.fvcc.edu or at the box office prior to each evening’s performance. Prices are $10 general admission, $5 for seniors and free for all students.

The Culinary Institute of Montana’s student-run restaurant, Eclipse, will be open on show nights from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Arts & Technology building, allowing early diners to catch “The Foreigner” after their meal. For more information about Eclipse, visit www.fvcc.edu/student-restaurant.