The Foreigner – Fall 2018

The Foreigner is a 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.

Performed in The New Black Box at McHenry County College in October 2018

Directed by Kathryn McCord

CAST
Charlie Baker – Liam Bell
Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur – Jake Seelye
Betty Meeks – Yvonne Alton
Catherine Simms – Fallon Knaak
Reverend David Marshall Lee – Matt Stewart
Owen Musser – Jason Neal
Ellard Simms – Jackson Nielson