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Oct. 17, 2003
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Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
tknox@csudh.edu



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California State University, Dominguez Hills
Stages Award-winning play, “The Foreigner”

CARSON, Calif: – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) celebrates a new season of full theatrical productions with the Obie award-winning play, “The Foreigner,” to be presented on two weekends between Oct. 17 and Oct. 26. This critically acclaimed comedy showcases on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the CSUDH University Theatre. The University is located at 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson.

Directed by CSUDH Professor of Theatre Arts Peter Rodney, “The Foreigner” displays a true classic comic style. The Bergen Record said, “Shue’s comedy is positively antic, yet pleasantly seasoned with a few dashes of sentimentality. He has raided comedy’s storehouses.”

Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, “The Foreigner” illustrates what can and sometimes does happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who they think knows no English.

“This play is truly an uproarious farce that tells the tale of a loveable but socially inept Brit who while on holiday in backwoods America, tries to avoid conversing with the local yokels by posing as a foreigner who doesn’t understand a word of English,” said Rodney. “But rather than being left alone he becomes privy to their deepest secrets and schemes. The ruse, in turn, backfires into a whirlwind of hilarious consequences.”

For more information, please call (310) 243-3589.

California State University, Dominguez Hills takes pride in offering a “World of Opportunity” to everyone who desires a quality higher education. Please visit the university website at www.csudh.edu for information on campus curriculum and activities. Learn more about upcoming events presented by the Department of Theatre Arts at www.csudh.edu/theatre/index.html.

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The Theatre Arts Department is designed to guide students through creative development and performance. Students earning an undergraduate degree at CSU Dominguez Hills will be learning the theatrical profession of set design, acting, light design, costume design, and other highly skilled professional levels of the theatre and other forms of entertainment. Theatre Arts Students will also participate in a highly production-oriented program that's fun and challenging.