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The Foreigner

Show Dates

March 1-3rd and 8-10th

The  scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy”  LeSueur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training  sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a  friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome  with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So  “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an  exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really  begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a  sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that  the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging  revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word  being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and  sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for  the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.

An inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author’s classic comedy The Nerd.

Based on what the New York Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea,” the play demonstrates what can  happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who  (they think) knows no English.

“I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.” —The New Yorker.

“…a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life…” —Village Voice.

“Shue’s comedy is positively antic, yet pleasantly seasoned with a few  dashes of sentimentality…He has raided comedy’s storehouse…” —Bergen  Record.


Bob Hill


Pete Laskie


Renae Buss, Ashlee Lindsay, Ryan Odor, Jamie Hauser, Liam Parks, Travis Balt, Braden Bollin

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