Synopsis: the Foreigner. In a rural fishing lodge in Georgia, Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert who sometimes runs training sessions at a nearby. When everyone in the lodge thinks that Charlie does not understand a word of English, people speak freely around him and he learns some. FOREIGNER. 5M, 2W. BY LARRY SHUE. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy. LeSeuer, a British demolition.

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Jan 24, Steve rated it it was ok. Eels would be creatures Owen would enjoy handling. I was definitely scared for Charlie for a while there and happy it turned out the thhe it did. When she discovers in Charlie a man who is genuinely kind and really enjoys listening, she believes she has found her ideal romantic mate.

Froggie returns to check in on Charlie and is shocked to see that Charlie has not only continued to pretend that he is a foreigner but has prospered in the ruse. Our readers were hand picked for their experiences which brought foreitner depth to the already deep and hilarious writing.

The Foreigner

Every night, two or three hundred people went crazy in the basement of this building, and I remember thinking that if a visitor from another planet came and saw this, it would think something very powerful had been going on.

Ben Brantley, reviewing the same performance for The New York Timesdescribed it as a “deliberately doltish comedy of improbabilities. The plane crashed into Hall Mountain, killing everyone aboard, as the flight approached the Shenandoah Valley airport between Staunton and Harrisonburg. This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members.

Very often a comedy will succeed because it starts with an inherently funny situation. And one evening, after the show officially opened, the boiler in the basement of the theatre burst, sending the audience outside into a freezing rain, though the playgoers refused to leave until the boiler problem was temporarily rectified and they had a chance to see the second act.


Can you put A funny play about a glum Englishman deposited by his friend in a backwater Georgia lodge for a holiday.

Trivia About The Foreigner. Furthermore, his wit, despite occasional flashes, goes into lengthy eclipses during which we seem to be viewing the proceedings through smoky glass.

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Holds up his fork. Naturally shy, Charlie is also depressed because his beloved wife may be dying. Charlie talks to Froggy on the phone and tells him that something suspicious is going on with David and Owen. I read this for a class and I’m really interested in seeing what kind of conversation is going to come out of this one because I absolutely hated it.

May 04, Josh rated it it was amazing Shelves: And finally, in Wenceslas Square, Dooley, drafted and in the army during the Vietnam years, expresses very negative feelings about army life. What did I just read?

The critic offers high praise for the production, however, citing the skills of the actors in particular. Pretending to be concerned about Betty and her struggling business, David secretly attempts to gain control of her lodge so he can turn it into the Tilghman County headquarters for the Ku Klux Klan.

I chortled my way through it and there were a few times I burst into laughter. I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.

As the two villains leave, Ellard and Charlie enter, continuing their English lessons. Matthew Broderick goes nonnative in the fishing farce The Foreigner”. In this essay he foreigndr the levels of comedic skill that Shue displays in The Foreigner. A very quick read. Jul 04, Karly Eaton rated it really liked it. After seeing this farce foeigner the actor-playwright, I suspect that he is quite capable of writing intelligent trash for well-bred pigs to wallow in, as the play does, at times, rise to this level.


This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Having seen this play long ago, with Steve Vinovich starring, I was intrigued at coming upon this during a search for something else.

Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer. Half-Price Ticket Hot Sellers. Retrieved from ” https: I wish it needed a bigger cast, though Betty is making breakfast for everyone and warns Ellard not to talk to Charlie, but Ellard becomes fascinated with the strange visitor and offers to teach Charlie some English.

Larry Shue, An Appreciation, http: Before long, Charlie finds himself privy to assorted secrets and scandals freely discussed in front of him by the other visitors. I ths a couple issues with the ending and enjoyed the first act more than the second, but overall it has a wonderful resolution, with an extra twist at the end. Froggy appears in the doorway, arms his detonator and blows up the van.

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In the words of Samuel G. The racist Owen Musser is a local Georgia man who serves as the henchman for the main villain, the Reverend David Lee. I loook tru your bones. The characters are cartoonish, yes, but that’s because Shue was lampooning the stereotypes as well as the ridiculous nature of hate groups such as the one represented in the play. Playwrights seldom create farce these days, and theater companies seldom produce it.

David is unmasked, confesses all to Catherine he was marrying her for her moneybut exclaims that he can start again from scratch as long as he has the weapons in the van. It was directed by Jerry Zaks.

The trick is then revealed. Broderick floats toward that rarefied ether where slapstick and ballet blur.