Arts Center Theatre concludes its inaugural season with The Foreigner by Larry Shue

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

April 12, 2023, Marco Island:

Arts Center Theatre concludes its inaugural season with The Foreigner by Larry Shue playing April 19 – May 7. Performances are Wednesday through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Marco Town Center, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145.

Set inside a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, The Foreigner opens with two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arriving as guests. To discourage interaction with the other inhabitants, Froggy claims that Charlie is a "foreigner" from an exotic country and does not speak English. Under the assumption that he cannot understand them, the other guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and attempting to engage Charlie in supremely awkward "conversations" as he becomes the center of attention.

The Foreigner received two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.

The production is directed by Bonnie Knapp, who has been acting and directing for over thirty years. She most recently directed Beer for Breakfast at the Studio Players and Good People for the Marco Players. 

The cast includes Daniel Cancio as Charlie Baker, the “foreigner” of the play’s title. Morgan Perdue plays the sympathetic debutante Catherine Simms, who finds herself confiding in her “exotic” new friend. The kind-hearted fishing lodge owner Betty Meeks is played by Cindy J Rea. .Charlie’s friend and confidante, exuberant Staff Sergeant “Froggy” LeSueur, will be played by Jay Terzis. Kenneth Howard plays Ellard Simms, Catherine’s younger brother. Catherine’s fiancée, the Rev. David Marshall Lee, will be played by Will Connors. Alex Costello plays Owen Musser, the dangerous county property inspector.

For tickets for The Foreigner visit or call 239-394-4221.


About Marco Island Center for the Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts brings a wide variety of arts to its community through art exhibitions, engaging educational programs for adults and children, and a diverse assortment of events. The Art Center serves as a professional and financial driver for visual and performing artists and educators through exhibition, performance and teaching opportunities while being a catalyst that fuels economic development, an understanding of cultural diversity and community cohesion.  

Mission: Marco Island Center for the Arts inspires artistic expression and advances education and appreciation of the arts. The Art Center honors Marco Island and Southwest Florida’s rich, diverse, and creative heritage through active community engagement in the visual and performing arts.