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The Foreigner poster

The Foreigner

by Larry Shue

Presented October and November 2002 at the Norway Grange
Sponsored by Dow's Law Office, P.A.

Directed by Sally Jones.

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, 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 he is 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.

Charlie Baker Elton Cole
Sgt. Froggy LeSeuer Tom Craig
Catherine Simms Leah Haney
Ellard Simms Jeremiah McDonald
Owen Musser Steve Sessions
Betty Meeks Alison Whitney
Rev. David Marshall Lee Joshua Witham
Townspeople Owen Davis, Norman Hutchins Jr., Claire Sessions, Diane Whitmore
Producers Elton Cole and Tim Pike
Director Sally Jones
Director's assistant Tom Craig
Stage manager Norman Hutchins, Jr.
Props Lisa Jones, Suzanne and Rupert Grover, Naomi White
Lights John Farr
Sound Geoff Morrell, Nate Allen
Set design Linda Sturdivant
Set construction and painting Claire Sessions, Steve Sessions, Norman Hutchins Jr., Josh Couch
House managers Kenn Sawyer, Gus Rodriguez, Connie Allen, Kathy Davis
Stage hand Diane Whitmore
Poster, program, tickets Richard McIntosh

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