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Actors revisit ‘The Foreigner,’ with comic results

When the comic farce “The Foreigner” opened on June 5 at Bremerton Community Theatre, several of the show’s cast members were revisiting a play — and even specific roles — with which they had a history.

Steven Buechler, very funny as the lead character, Charlie, played the same role at BCT circa 1990. Castmate Mike Klemetsrud also was in that 1990 cast, as Charlie’s friend Froggy. This time out, he plays the menacing Georgia redneck Owen.

Like Buechler, Katrina Baxter Hodiak also has played her character — backwoods lodgekeeper Betty — before, but not at BCT. She played the role in a 2011 production at Paradise Theatre in Gig Harbor. (For you extremely detail-oriented people, Gary Fetterplace, who played Froggy in the Paradise production, was working hospitality in the BCT lobby; he’s preparing for the Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society‘s upcoming run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Bloedel Reserve this summer).

Our review of the opening-night performance of “The Foreigner” is here:


— MM