Cashmere High School drama starts a new season Wednesday with a comedy about a man whose friend has a pathological fear of making conversation. In “The Foreigner,” a British demolition expert, Froggy (Edwin Enciso) takes a vacation with his shy friend Charlie (Alexander Robertson) at a rural fishing resort in Georgia. Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. But, little do they know that Charlie understands everything.Directed by Susan Gubsch, the play will be staged 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 at Cashmere Middle School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.The cast: Krystal Sousley, James Bauscher, Ashlyn Lewis, Josh Lippert, Kendra Salgado, Chris Clarke, Camille Collins, Grant Bauscher, Hannah Capelo, Chad Carnline, Michael Erickson, Leslie Jurado, McKenzie Hemstrom, Ali Miller and Molly Robertson.“Peace through Art” show taking submissionsIcicle Arts Gallery posed a question to local artists: What does peace mean to you? The nonprofit gallery is taking submissions for its holiday show, “Peace through Art,” opening Dec. 6 in Leavenworth.Artists can to submit up to three original pieces in any media by Nov. 15. A jury will select the top submissions based on originality, quality, the degree of difficulty, the ability to evoke emotion and how it fits the theme. The submission fee is $5 per piece for members and $10 each for non-members. For details, check out iciclearts.org/peace.