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There are many times when hilarity hides and withdraws, but with today’s side deal, it ensues. For $15, you get a ticket to the preview showing of The Foreigner on Tuesday, January 26, or Wednesday, January 27, at the Bristol Riverside Theatre (a $29 value for a regularly priced ticket; student tickets are $10 with a valid ID). Called “a hilarious farce, full of loopy jokes” by the New York Times, The Foreigner has also received glowing critical acclaim from the Village Voice, among others.
The Foreigner tells the scandalous, secretive story of Englishman Charlie Baker, or as he calls himself, “the world’s dullest man.” When Charlie goes on a fishing vacation with his old army pal Froggy LeSuer, Froggy adopts the classic method of overcoming Charlie's timidity by introducing him as a non-English-speaking foreigner to everyone they meet on their trip. Before long, strangers are spilling their darkest secrets and diabolical plans to Charlie.
At the Bristol Theatre, you’ll enjoy a production of The Foreigner that uses state-of-the-art technology and offers roomy seats to spectators. The theater is located in the historic district of Bristol Borough; bring a date, arrive early (show starts at 8 p.m.), and stroll through the Victorian mansions on Radcliffe Street or take in views of the Delaware River.
- …a sentimental, often hilarious farce, full of loopy jokes with a gentle lesson about tolerance and friendship slipped in unobtrusively. – Aileen Jacobson, New York Times
- The Foreigner's conventional exterior is filled with a creamy liqueur of ideas, poured out with tangy playfulness, about language and communication, about nation and alienation, about love and understanding, and even about death. It's always surprising… – Michael Feingold, Village Voice