Open Auditions

LVLT announces open auditions for "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue 

Directed by Chris Davies

Disclaimer: LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!

 

Audition Dates: In-person auditions will take place on Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30pm.

Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Dr. Las Vegas, NV, 89103

Performance Dates: 

September 9 – 25, 2022 live on the main stage  

  • Friday & Saturday performances at 8pm  

  • Sunday performances at 2pm  

  • A single Saturday matinee performance September 17 at 2pm  

ABOUT THE SHOW: 

An inventive comic romp, The Foreigner is set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and tells the story of a pathologically shy young named Charlie who pretends that he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversation with strangers – the other guests at the fishing lodge. Eventually, the other guests decide to air their secrets around Charlie – many damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does, fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 
(All Roles Are Available) 

Froggy Lesueur (M, 35-55)

A British military demolitions expert & Charlie’s friend. Loves adventure. 

Charlie Baker (M, 35-55)

A pathologically shy little British man who has a very unfaithful wife, no personality that he can think of, and a need for peace and quiet. He has accompanied Froggy against his own better judgment. 

Betty Meeks (F, 60+)

The proprietor of a Georgia fishing lodge, Betty is pleasant, wise in some ways, naïve in others. She is a good-hearted, generous, “down-home” Southerner who speaks the hardy local dialect. 

Reverend David Marshall Lee (M, 22-35)

Neither the stereotypical pious young man nor the hearty backslapping evangelist, he appears to be a “regular guy”, one that you would like to have on your side. He is not what he seems,however: a sinister, two-faced, honest-to-goodness “bad guy”. 

Catherine Simms (F, 18-30)

The very pregnant and potentially rich fiancée of the Reverend Lee, she has a ready wit and a sharp tongue. She badly needs someone to talk to, and, since Charlie doesn’t bother giving advice, he suits her needs perfectly. Catherine is Ellard’s sister. 

Owen Musser (M, 25-55)

The mean, suspicious, and slimy Tilghman County property inspector. Owen and the Reverend Lee are cooking up an evil plot; Owen, we find, is the absolute stereotype of an ill-bred southern Klansman. 

Ellard Simms (M, 15-25)

Catherine’s brother, Ellard is agreeable, though a bit slow-witted. He works as a sort of handyman for Betty and needs a considerable bit of instruction in his tasks, but may not be as dull as he seems. Ellard befriends Charlie and even decides to teach him to speak English.  

**Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.** 

Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call the theatre at 702-362-7996 or email us at info@lvlt.org