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Show 2

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                    poster adapted by: slemenille

A comedy
by Larry Shue

Directed by Linda Correll
Produced by Kay Macrae
Stage Managed by Lynn Lampariello

The Foreigner

The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy.. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agrees to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. People at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness. Froggy claims Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country, and doesn't understand English. Believing that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst the guests.

Jan. 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 @ 8PM
Jan. 20, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
Tickets: $22.00; Active Military Personnel & Students: $10.00


Cast and Production Members

The Cast The Production/Crew 
    Linda Correll     Director  
Josh Jancourtz as "Froggy" LeSueuer     Kay Macrae     Producer
Linda Hatcher as Betty Meeks     Lynn Lampariello     Stage Manager
John Schweska as Rev. David Marshall Lee     JoAnne Lemenille    VP Productions / Properties
Rachel DeLeonardis as Catherine Simms     Bill McMeekan    Set Design/Construction
Dickson Lane as Owen Musser     JoAnne Lemenille/Jean Lioy    Set Decor
Ben Jancourtz as Ellard Simms     Jean Lioy    Performance Dir. / Properties
Susan Roberts as Townsperson     Ed Whitman    Lighting Design
Alan Gershenson as Townsperson     Ed Whitman    Lighting Operator
Brian Buniak as Townsperson     Glen Crane    Sound Design
    Michael Bieber    Sound Operator
    Steve Lemenille    Publicity
    Katie Engel    Playbill/Marketing
    Steve Lemenille    Webmaster
    Wendy Bregman    Box Office
    Ed Bontempo    Costumes
    TBD    House Managers
    TBD    House Managers
    TBD    Ushers
    Jean Lioy    Stage Crew
    Alexandria Roll    Box Office Ass't.
    Steve Lemenille    Photographer
    Stuart Schnitzer    Videography
    George Hiltz    Set Construction Chairman
    Sal Villani    Set Construction
    Russ Ortiz    Set Construction
    Ed Whitman    Set Construction
    Ed Whitman, Dave Frey    Lighting

The Cast
("Froggy" LeSueuer) Josh was last seen as Inspector Japp in WCP's October production of Black Coffee. He is a software developer, musician, and dad. He hasn’t acted in a long, long, long time, but thanks to his son, Ben, he has caught the acting bug again. As his family well knows, one of his favorite shows remains Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, in which he performed as (while not the Pirate King) his lieutenant, Samuel. He would like to thank his family for their love and encouragement, as well as the wonderful folks at WCP for their support and guidance.

(Betty Meeks) This is Linda’s third time performing at WCP and she was thrilled to accept the role of Betty. She was last seen here in Almost Maine portraying the role of Marci and was in the production of The Dixie Swim Club as Dinah. She has been seen at The Strollers playing the roles of Joanne in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Agnes in The Shadow Box and Claire in Fuddy Meers. Some of her other credits include, Emma in Stupid F**king Bird (Circle Players) and Stefanie in PETS and their humans (Fearless Productions). Linda would like to thank Linda Correll for this opportunity as well as the cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication. She would also like to thank her husband, family and friends for their continued support.

(Rev. David Marshall Lee) John was last seen as Dr. Carelli in Westfield Community Players production of Black Coffee in Oct., 2018. John previously was seen on the WCP stage last January as Father Flynn in Doubt and in April, as Phillip Lombard in And Then There Were None at the Stony Hill Players. John has performed in various musical, dramatic and comedic roles on the community theatre stage since 1993 and in NYC cabaret singing with Musical Director Andrew Cooke for over a decade of shows. John is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor for loss and crisis..and for building healing and holistic life directions. He is the proud dad of a beautiful Standard Schnauzer, Morrigan.

(Catherine Simms) Rachel last appeared here at WCP in Black Coffee this past October. Rachel caught the acting bug at the young age of eleven when she saw Reese Witherspoon portray June Carter in Walk the Line (2006). First stepping on the stage as a chorus member in Godspell, she then quickly went on to nab featured (and then starring) roles, including: Lily St. Regis in Annie Jr., "Anytime" Annie in 42nd Street, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and Adelaide in Guys & Dolls. She majored in Theatre Studies with minors in both Film and Psychology at Montclair State University. All the while, she kept chasing her dreams by working on many student films and appearing in background/featured roles on numerous TV shows and movies. Rachel is delighted to be portraying the role of Lucia Amory in Westfield Community Players' production of Agatha Christie's Black Coffee. She is excited to explore any and every avenue along the acting highway, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Rachel would like to dedicate her performance to her loving family, her amazing best friends, wonderful boyfriend, and super adorable dog named Frodo."

(Owen Musser) Dickson Lane is no stranger to the WCP stage. He was last seen here back in 2016 Tribute portraying this delightful character, Lou Daniels. Mr. Lane made his WCP debut back in 2009 as Dr. Zubritsky in Neil Simon's Fools. Dickson then returned to portray Inspector Hubbard in Dial 'M' for Murder in 2010. He has also played Jaques in As You Like it, and Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross at Nutley Little Theatre, as well as Froggy in The Foreigner and Sagot in Picasso at The Lapin Agile at Studio Players in Montclair. He has appeared in a Guinness commercial and on a number of shows on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the National Geographic Channel. Currently, he has completed the audiobook, Debridement by Sean Dow, which is scheduled to be released in March and has done two more audio books since. Dikson has also completed being the Technical Director for the New York New Works Theatre Festival. We presented 44 plays from all over the world for the month of October. Welcome back, Dickson!

(Ellard Simms) is a freshman at The Academy For The Performing Arts at UCVTS in Scotch Plains, NJ. He made his WCP debut in our last production Black Coffee in October. He is thrilled to be returning to WCP and would like to give a shout out to his drama family at the Deerfield School and the Actor’s Camp in Mountainside, NJ, where he performed as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, and Noah Claypole in Oliver!

(Townsperson) is thrilled to be back at WCP having made her WCP debut as Mrs. Rogers in WCP's production of And Then There Were None. She then returned to take the stage in The Man Who Came to Dinner last year. This is Ms. Roberts' 43rd credited role which includes various children's productions, musicals and comedies in numerous local NJ community theaters. Susan is the queen of quirky character roles. When Ms. Roberts is not on stage, she is behind the DVD camera filming others in their productions -- many of whom are in this show. Susan wishes to thank her own support cast of Stuart, Alberta, Adam Roebuck and the cast and crew of this humorous production. This show is dedicated to these angels in the wings: Lourdes A., cousins Dot and Vicki and to the original Julia Roberts.

(Townsperson) Alan is happy to return to Westfield Community Players (WCP). His WCP credits include: Mister Robert this past May, Don't Drink the Water and A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.. Credits in other local theaters include: Sly Fox (Sly), A Man for All Seasons (the Common Man), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Cheswick), Agatha Christie's By the Seaside (Bob), Frankenstein's Fate (the monster) and most recently as Col. McKenzie in And Then There Were None, at Stony Hill, and many others. Thank you Steve for an opportunity to work with old friends and with a fine group of new ones.

Alan also serves as Play Reading Selection Committee for WCP.

(Townsperson) While he was growing up on the family ranch with his brothers, Adam and Little Joe, Brian Buniak dreamed of a life of adventure, romance and being a world-famous cartoonist. He satisfied his longing for adventure with a brief stint in the British Secret Service. (His most famous case involved preventing an atomic bomb from being exploded in Fort NOX.) His various dalliances with Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Karen Carpenter, and the like, sated his romantic aspirations. As for his desire to be a world-famous cartoonist, the annual airings of his animated classics like "A BRIAN BUNIAK CHRISTMAS" and "IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN!, BRIAN BUNIAK" have delighted millions. And, for some reason we can't figure out, he accidentally wandered into this production.


Production Staff
(Director) Linda has been involved in theater for over 40 years, in and around New Jersey and New York. It is a pleasure working with this talented and funny cast. Thank you to our wonderful Director (I’m biased) and Westfield Community Players for producing Black Coffee. Linda has recently been seen as Abby in Musical of Musicals, the Musical at Nutley Little Theater, the grandmother in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds at UCPAC, Lilliane Le Fleur in Nine! at UCPAC at Hamilton Stage, Carla in Phantom and Marta in Thumbs! at Bergen County Players (World premier). Also a director, Linda directed Play it Again, Sam at WCP earlier this year. Linda designs and builds sets and is proficient in stage pyrotechnics. Her absolute favorite role is John’s “other half”. AML, AML

(Producer) Kay received her 2nd Perry Award Nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play for the Westfield Community Players production of Angel Street. She has been a member of WCP for many, many years---singing, acting and enjoying it all!! Kay has produced such notable productions here at WCP of Little Mary Sunshine, Born Yesterday, Second Time Around and Squabbles…to mention just a few. Kay also serves on the Play Reading Committee and served as Director of Public Relations. Kay sings with Celebration Singers in Cranford. Kay currently serves as President of the Westfield Musical Club which is an organization devoted to fostering and encouraging good music, providing opportunities for performance, and supporting college music scholarships. There are also seven handsome grandsons in her life! .

(Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at WCP, involved in a Correll production! Some other shows she has stage managed here include All My Sons, The Lion in Winter, Deathtrap, Angel Street (for which she received an NJACT Perry nomination), and, earlier this year, Play it Again, Sam. Thanks to John & Linda, Jo Anne & Jean, and kudos & thanks to a wonderful cast & crew! My love to Mark.

(Properties) JoAnne appeared as Mrs. Isaac Cohen in last seasons WCP's production of Abie's Irish Rose. She began her WCP experience with her role as Mildred WCP's production of The Cemetery Club. Since that time, JoAnne has been the Properties Mistress for our productions and served on WCP's Board of Directors as Director of Productions. JoAnne recently served as President of WCP for three terms; she is now serving as VP of Productions. JoAnne has been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Properties in a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

She has always been involved in theatre since she was a child back in Union with the Teen Stagers. She has also appeared as Polly in The Boyfriend, Anna in New Girl in Town; Eleanor in Second Time Around (for Regal Productions), and Peggy in Front Page. Besides doing props, she has worked on Scenery and Set Design. Her favorite role was Eleanor in Second Time Around because it gave her the chance to play her husband, Steve's, snobbish and self-centered wife.

JoAnne is a retired teacher of music from the Clark School system where she was the vocal, instrumental and music theory teacher for over twenty years and for which she directed and musical directed the plays for Kumpf School. "I make bead flowers - an old French art of using glass beads." Special thanks to my husband Steve and JoAnn Scanlon for giving me the chance to rekindle my love for the stage, and thanks to a wonderful cast and fabulous crew." It's good to have you back on front stage!!!

(Properties Mistress) Jean is a retired professor of microbiology at Union County College and also Rutgers/UMDNJ. She also has been a consultant with the NJ Office Of Homeland Security in the area of bioterrorism and emergency preparedness.

Being new to WCP, she is very thankful for the opportunity to learn about the backstage world of the theater.

Jean currently serves on the Board of Directors as Director of Performance.

(Set) Bill not only serves as our set designer, but is currently WCP's Treasurer and serves on the Board of Directors. Bill has recently been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Set Design for a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

(Playbill/Marketing) Katie is WCP's Playbill and Marketing Director having been elected last June. Katie made her WCP debut in Tribute portraying Sally Haines. Last season Katie appeared as Lt. Ann Girard in Mister Roberts Katie has also Stage Managed for And Then There Were None last season.

Katie also was the Stage Manager for The Other Place produced by Fearless Productions at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ back in 2015.

(Lighting Designer/Operator) This is Ed's second year with WCP. Ed has been instrumental in updating and improving our lighting system giving up greater opportunity to enhance our productions. Ed has also been a part of our construction staff.

Ed was recently elected to the Board of Directors to serve as Director of Technical.

(Sound Design) Glen has been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Sound Design for a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

(Sound Operator)Michael has played smaller and larger roles at WCP and Westfield’s Troupe of Friends free Shakespeare in the Park series. From 1999-2007 he was one of the lead male vocalists in the Daddy-Os and the Grateful Dads in the McKinley Kapers annual variety show. But he most enjoys working tech behind the scenes. Professionally Michael is Associate Chair of the Information Systems Department at NJIT (which also has a Theater Department and regular productions).

(Webmaster / Publicity) Steve has directed WCP's production of Dial 'M' for Murder, A View from the Bridge, the comedy Squabbles, {p r o o f}, Barefoot in the Park, A Thousand Clowns and last season's And Then There Were None. In 2013 Steve was nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for OUSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY for {proof}. He also has appeared in six consecutive productions here at WCP.

Steve has been involved in theatre since his college days at Jersey City State. He is a retired Social Studies teacher and Drama Director of 29 years with the Hackensack Public Schools. Steve was also a MFA candidate at Montclair State. He has acted with Tower Players and the Opera Workshop of Jersey City, StageCrafters (Fairlawn), and Bergen County Players. He has also acted in dinner theatre for Regal Productions.

Some of the roles he portrayed were: Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (Tower Players), the Grandfather in The Long Christmas Dinner (Tower Players), Ulysses in Tiger At The Gates (Tower Players), Paul Verrall in Born Yesterday (Bergen County Players), Paul in Barefoot in the Park (Fairlawn), and Michael in Second Time Around and the Inspector Paul Sevigne in A Shot In The Dark (Regal Productions) and the Grandfather in Kurt Wiell's Down in the Valley (Opera Workshop). Steve portrayed Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stanley in Death of a Salesman, The Magistrate in Fools, and Gen. Oscar Fairfax in Little Mary Sunshine and Kilroy in Don't Drink the Water, and most recently as Daniel in Almost, Maine…all for WCP. Steve was nominated for a 2009 NJACT Perry Award for OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE MEMBER for his role as the Magistrate in Fools.

His directorial credits include: You Can't Take It with You, Harvey, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Gramercy Ghost, George Washington Slept Here, L'il Abner, The King & I, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, The Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, South Pacific, The Music Man, Rehearsal for Death (all for HMS), Dial 'M' for Murder (Stagecrafters/WCP).

Steve was nominated for two (2) 2012 NJACT Perry Awards for OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (As Producer for Rehearsal for Murder) and as OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY (Rehearsal for Murder). Steve was also nominated for two (2) NJACT 2011 Perry Awards: OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR in a Play for his role as Justice Lawrence Wargrave in Main Street Theatre's production of And Then There Were None, and OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR in a Play for his role as Isaac Cohen in Westfield Community Players production of Abie's Irish Rose.

Steve is currently the President of WCP, as well as, the webmaster here at WCP. Steve wishes to thank his wife, JoAnne, for getting him back involved with theatre. "Without her support and love, I can accomplish little. Thank you dear!!" Steve also thanks Sherrie Ahlin and Drude Roessler for making his WCP experiences very special. A special note of thanks to Katie, Mike, JoAnne, James, Glenn, Bill and Barbara for their contributions in making this another excellent production. And of course special thanks to this Cast/Crew for their hard work and love of theatre.

Steve has also performed at the Grove Street Theater in Montclair performing in Apricot Productions' 1-act series. Also, he has appeared in a series of monologues entitled Sex, Relationships and Sometimes… Love at The Old Library Theater, Main Street Theater Company; and at the Producer's Club and the Jerry Orbach Theater, both off-Broadway, NYC. Steve also directed Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) on the Hamilton Stage, in Rahway, NJ for Fearless Productions.

Most recently, Steve was inducted into NJACT's Hall of Fame for Directing.

(Box Office) Wendy is our newest Board of Directors member. She is serving as our Box Office Director. Welcome, Wendy!!

(Costumes) Aside from portraying the role of Beverly Carlton in this production of The Man Who Came to Dinner, Ed has taken on the responsibility of being the costumer, including hair and make-up for this production.

Ed was recently nominated for two (2) NJACT Perry Awards: Outstanding Costuming of a Play, for which he won (Mister Robets for WCP) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Mister Roberts for WCP)

Ed is a 3 time winner for his costume work receiving the AVY, PERRY and ACT award for his outstanding costume design. Ed studied at F.I. T., also with Bridal Couture Dress Maker,Mary LaManna. With over 30 years of exposure, Ed is thrilled to bring all of his experience and talents to WCP.

(Set Construction Chairman) To be developed

(Set Construction/Board Sect'y) Russ Ortiz currently serves as WCP Board Secretary. Russ has also performed here at WCP in many productions, namely Tribute. A Thousand Clowns. Almost, Maine, Barefoot in the Park, Rehearsal For Murder and Squabbles. During the past five years Russ appeared in 36 productions in New Jersey and N.Y. In 2014 Russ appeared in Twelve Angry Men, A Man Of No Importance, Sex Relationships and Sometimes…Love, Time Stands Still, The Laramie Project, To Kill A Mockingbird, And Then There Were None, A Christmas Carol and most recently, Inherit the Wind.

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