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The Foreigner

The Foreigner

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Writer:
  • southern
  • georgia
  • rural
  • fishing lodge
  • comedy
  • british army


Overview


Synopsis

The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1984
Genres
Comedy, Farce
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult characters
Tags:
  • southern
  • georgia
  • rural
  • fishing lodge
  • comedy
  • british army

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