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The Newhall American Legion will take a step back into history June 8 through 10 when it hosts the Broadway play, The Foreigner. Tickets are $35 for Friday and Saturday showings and $25 for Sunday. Shows are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Girls State Program.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. The Newhall American Legion Women’s Auxiliary select one junior from each local high school every year to participate in the program. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government works. Proceeds raised will benefit the 2013 Girls State Program.

The Foreigner, an inspired comic romp is described by the New York Post as a “devilishly clever idea,” demonstrating what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who they think knows no English. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, 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—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

To purchase your tickets, contact Christie Marks, at 661-714-3335 or stop by the post and see the manager on duty. The American Legion Hall is located at 25427 Spruce Street, directly behind the Newhall Library construction on 11th and Spruce.

 

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