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Center Stage will close out its 2016-17 season with Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner.” Performances will be held at 7 p.m., July 20-22, and 2 p.m. on July 23 in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students, faculty, and staff.

“‘The Foreigner’ is a great closeout to the Center Stage season and one of the funniest shows Center Stage has ever done,” said Tim Thompson, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. “It’s a delightful farce, and our cast is playing it to the hilt.”

In this side-splitting show, the painfully shy Charlie accompanies his friend Froggy to a fishing lodge. Hoping to help his friend, Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is a foreigner—who speaks no English. Things go hilariously awry when the other lodgers begin revealing their innermost thoughts to a man they think can’t understand a word they’re saying.

Suddenly finding himself in possession of the town’s most closely held secrets, some of which carry a sinister bent, Charlie must think fast and find his voice before everything comes crashing down. “The Foreigner” is full of loopy jokes, combined with a gentle lesson about tolerance and friendship.

For more information on “The Foreigner” and the other fine arts performances upcoming at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center, visit

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