Poulos Is Engeman's Foreigner, Opening Jan. 24

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Larry Shue's Obie-winning comedy The Foreigner, starring Jim Poulos, officially opens at the Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island, Jan. 24.
Jim Poulos
Jim Poulos

Billy Elliot resident director B.T. McNicholl directs the Engeman production, which began performances Jan. 22 and continues through Feb. 22. Poulos, who appeared on Broadway in Rent, Little Shop of Horrors and the Engeman production of Lend Me a Tenor, stars as Charlie Baker with Doug Stender (Noises Off) as Sgt. "Froggy" LeSeuer, Suzan Perry as Betty Meeks, Jeffrey Withers (The History Boys) as Rev. David Marshall Lee, Jenny Dare Paulin (Dividing the Estate) as Catherine Simms, Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) as Owen Musser and Eric Petersen (Spelling Bee) as Ellard Simms.

Press notes for the Obie-winning work, set in rural Georgia, read: "'Froggy' LeSeuer, a British demolition expert, has brought along his pathologically shy friend, Charlie. Before departing, 'Froggy' tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins as Charlie overhears more than he should. Charlie's little white lie fuels the nonstop hilarity of this play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the 'bad guys.'"

Designing the production are Court Watson (set design), Gail Baldoni (costume design), David Premack (sound design) and Martine E. Vreeland (lighting design).

For tickets, priced $50, call (631) 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. The Engeman Theater is located at 250 Main Street in Northport, Long Island.

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