Foreigner 10.19Hickory – After a brief hiatus for Oktoberfest, the Hickory Community Theatre’s popular production of the southern comedy The Foreigner returns for its second week of performances beginning on Thursday, October 19th.

In this hilarious farce, Charlie, a timid sci-fi proofreader by day and boring husband by night, accepts a friend’s invitation to vacation at a fishing lodge in Georgia. Because he’s too shy to associate with anyone he adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn’t understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.

Performances of The Foreigner are October 19th through 29th, Thursdays (Oct 19 & 26) at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays (Oct 20, 21, 27 & 28) at 8pm, and Sundays (Oct 22 & 29) at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $18. There is a $2 senior discount for Fri/Sat/Sun performances. Tickets for students and youth 18 & under are $10. On Thursday night all adults are $14 and youth/students are $10. Tickets are now on sale online at or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Foreigner is produced by Alex Lee, Inc.

Photo:  Jay Barnhardt (left) as Owen and Mark Rose as Charlie inThe Foreigner, returning to the stage on October 19th at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets and information call 828-328-2283 or go to Photo by Ken Burns.