ACT performs ‘Foreigner’

Published 3:32 pm Saturday, April 25, 2015

Albert Lea Community Theatre will continue its 50th season with “The Foreigner” May 7 to 16 at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, according to a press release.

To commemorate ACT’s anniversary, the 2014–2015 season features shows that were performed by ACT over the past five decades.

Originally performed by ACT in 1988, “The Foreigner” is a hilarious comedy that demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who — they think — doesn’t speak English. Written by Larry Shue and set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the inspired comic romp is nonstop, inventive hilarity that is one comic surprise after another. Cast members include Jay Paul, David Behling, Karen Behling, Patrick Menning, Michelle Neal, Mike Compton and Kristy Compton.

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“The Foreigner,” directed by Gordy Handeland, will be performed at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in downtown Albert Lea on May 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., with the May 10 matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at, the ACT call center at 1-877-730-3144 or at the box office, which opens Monday the week of the show’s opening and is also open from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday. Box office hours during show weeks are from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on performance nights. The box office is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are also available at the Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau.