THEATER: Crowd-pleasing comedy ‘The Foreigner’ staged by Bellingham Theatre Guild

Bellingham Theatre Guild presents Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner,” set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSueur, a British demolitions expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby Army base.

The trouble starts when Froggy bring along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers.

Froggy tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins as Charlie overhears conversations about scandals and other assorted secrets, freely discussed by other guests who assume he can’t understand them. Heidi Sackerson directs.

Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, and April 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and May 1-2; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, and April 26 and May 3 at the guild playhouse, 1600 H St.

Tickets are $14 adults, $12, seniors and students, $8 children. Details: 360-733-1811, bellinghamtheatreguild.com.