The Foreigner

The Foreigner

Auditions  Feb 9 & 10

 Two Englishmen arrive at a fishing lodge in Georgia Charlie Baker is so pathologically shy that he is unable to speak so his friend  “Froggy,” 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.

Charlie Baker – a meek proofreader for a science fiction magazine; he has a merrily adulterous wife whom he loves

S/Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur – a cheerful British Army man who teaches the use of explosives

Betty Meeks – an elderly widow who owns a resort lodge and mothers her guests

Rev. David Marshall Lee – engaged to Catherine and, “it would appear, a good young man to have on our side”

Catherine Simms – a pretty heiress going through an emotional time

Ellard Simms – Catherine’s dim-witted brother, heir to half the family money if Catherine decides he is “smart enough to handle it”

Owen Musser – a superstitious, dangerous racist


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