‘Foreigner’ to benefit peace group
THE AWARD-WINNING CAST of “The Foreigner” lends its talents to benefit Roots of Peace with a special showing this Sunday.
In honor of Roots of Peace, CAPS Productions has added a special showing of its popular “The Foreigner” on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St.
The show’s producer, Philip Sales, plays a British Army bomb disposal expert in the play. While researching for the role, he was impressed with the bravery of the real people who do this courageous work.
To support the work of organizations which remove land mines and unexploded bombs from war torn parts of the world, 25 percent of the proceeds of the added performance will be donated to the nonprofit group Roots for Peace "Vines not Mines" campaign.
Written by Larry Shue, the story follows two Englishmen, Charlie and Froggy, who head to a Georgia fishing resort. Charlie is so distraught over his sick wife, he can’t speak.
In an effort to help Charlie’s situation, Froggy tells the people at the resort he comes from a far away land and does not speak English. Hilarity unfolds when Charlie is inundated with townsfolk sharing their darkest secrets, thinking he doesn’t understand what they’re saying.
The show can also be seen Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. But only the 7:30 p.m. show on Sunday will benefit Roots of Peace.
“The Foreigner” was produced last year at the Solano Repertory Theatre, where it won five Arty awards for best actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, director and lighting.
Tickets are $22 or $24 online.
Tickets can be purchased at the Sonoma Valley Box Office in the community center at 276 E. Napa St., or online at sonomatheatrealliance.org.