by Larry Shue
Directed by Sherrionne Brown, with Assistant Director Phil Gallagher
Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019 and Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2020
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
TEN SPOT Thursday - $10 Tickets - Dec 19, 2019 at 8:00PM
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.
Set against a backdrop of white supremacy and the KKK, who work to take control of the lodge and remove the "Foreigner" this comedy allows us to confront the xenophobia and racism still present today.
Opening Night Reception: Fri, Dec 13th - following performance
Ten Spot Thursday - $10 Tickets: Thur, Dec 19th - 8:00pm
Talk Back with Director & Cast: Sun, Jan 5th - following performance
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