Raimi, whose brother is "Spider-Man" film director Sam Raimi, performed in hybrid student-professional productions as part of The Theatre Company at the University of Detroit-Mercy more than a decade ago, and would later appear in such picture as "Patriot Games," "Darkman," "Shocker" and "Army of Darkness." David Regal, artistic director of The Theatre Company for many years, directs the Meadow Brook run.
The cast of Larry Shue's The Foreigner includes Paul Hopper, Mary Benson, John Biedenbach, Robin Lewis-Bedz, Kristopher Yoder and Joey Bybee.
Meadow Brook is Michigan's largest professional theatre, located in Oakland County (where the Raimis attended high school), in Rochester, MI, 20 miles north of downtown Detroit.
For ($19-$38) ticket information, call (248) 377-3300 or visit www.mbtheatre.com.
* This is the second time Meadow Brook has staged the Larry Shue comedy. The company was founded in 1967 as the resident professional theatre of Oakland University.