Valley Center Stage

About the project and the company

Open Call for a live performance of The Foreigner by Larry Shue.  Rehearsals will be in person and everyone must be fully vaccinated to audition or participate.  For more health and safety information, please see our full policy on our website

This award winning comedy set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge features an evil plot, a two-faced minister, a Southern Belle, and a pathologically shy man named Charlie who pretends not to speak any English. Together with a cast of hilarious locals, Charlie must save the day when he inadvertently overhears the sinister plan. It’s a warm-hearted farce with a message that is surprisingly current.

Valley Center Stage strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment to people of all races, genders, beliefs and sexualities.  We encourage everyone who is interested in being in this play to audition.

Location of Audition

Auditions will be held at Valley Center Stage in our new home at the Sallal Grange. 1060 Stilson Ave SE North Bend WA 98045

Other details

Rehearsals will take place at the Sallal Grange at the following times:
Saturday Mar. 5 12:30 pm – 3 pm
Mon. – Thur. Mar. 7 – 10 7pm – 9:30pm,
Sat. Mar. 12 11 am – 2 pm
Mon. – Thur. Mar 14 – 17 7pm – 9:30pm,
Sat. Mar. 19th 11 am – 2 pm
Mon. – Thur. Mar. 21 – 24 7pm – 9:30pm
Sat. Mar. 26th 11am – 2 pm
Mon. – Thur. Mar. 28 – 31 7pm – 9:30pm
Sat. Apr. 2nd 11am – 2pm
Mon. – Wed. Apr. 4 – 6th 7pm – 10 pm
Thurs Apr. 7th. 7:30 pm - PRIVATE Preview performance

Performances: Thurs., Fri., Sat. shows at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinee at 2 pm. Call times TBD
April 8th (Opening Show), 9th and 10th Matinee
April 14th, 15th, 16th, then NO Sunday matinee due to EASTER
April 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Matinee (Closing Show)

Audition requirements

Please email a resume, headshot head of time to Sides and project description are available online at Auditions will consist of reading sides and an optional short monologue. Please prepare the provided sides from the play for the character(s) that you are interested in playing. It is not necessary to memorize the piece, but it should be well rehearsed. You may also be asked to do a cold reading of additional sides or for a different character.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Charlie Baker
Charlie Baker: Male, 30-55 is the "foreigner" of the play's title, an Englishman who comes to Georgia for a weekend visit with his friend, Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur, and who considers himself "boring"; when Froggy introduces him as a "foreigner" who can't speak or understand English, however, Charlie gradually discovers his hidden potential; must have excellent comic timing and facility with a wide array of accents. British accent needed.
Reverend David Marshall Lee
Reverend David Marshall Lee: Male, 30-55 is the fiancé of Catherine and one of the main villains in the play; pretending to be concerned about Betty, David secretly attempts to gain control of her lodge so he can turn it into the headquarters for the Ku Klux Klan; must be able to project wholesome honesty and unquestionable sincerity; Southern accent preferred.
Staff Sergeant Froggy Lesueur
(may be precast) Staff Sergeant Froggy Lesueur: Male, 30-55 the ebullient demolition expert from the British Army who brings Charlie to Georgia for a three-day weekend; unflaggingly cheerful, Froggy watches with astonishment the transformation of his friend; strong Cockney accent a must, along with good comedic timing, and winning charm.
Betty Meeks
Betty Meeks: Female, 50-80 a widow, Betty Meeks is the owner and operator of the fishing lodge and resort in which the play takes place; since the death of her husband, Betty has been struggling to keep her resort business alive; she talks to Charlie, "the foreigner," as if he were deaf; strong Southern accent necessary, as well as excellent comic timing.
Owen Musser
Owen Musser: Male, 30-65 the racist Owen Musser is the property inspector for Tilghman County, Georgia, and has the authority to condemn Betty's fishing lodge, all to further Reverend Lee’s plans; to call Owen "crude" is to indulge in understatement: he is mean-spirited, ignorant, volatile, and bigoted; strong Southern accent a must, with the ability to project true menace. Southern accent preferred.
Catherine Simms
Catherine Simms: Female, 20-45 a former debutante and the heiress to a large fortune, Catherine is engaged to the Reverend David Lee; she is bored with life, restless, and unsure of what she wants; Southern accent preferred.
Ellard Simms
Ellard Simms: Male, 18-40 Catherine's brother: "a simple, backward but good-natured person."; Ellard has been told so often that he’s slow and stupid that he accepted it long ago; his encounter with Charlie opens everyone’s eyes – including his own; strong Southern accent a must, with the ability to project child-like innocence and purity of heart.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Saturday February 26th 2–4 pm and Sunday February 27th 5–7 pm

Pay type


Audition location

North Bend WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Monday February 28, 7–9:30 pm

Submission instructions

Email headshot and resume

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Sides or script location

Equity Contract