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The Foreigner (Fall 2006)

Program

The Foreigner demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. The play is set in a rural lodge visited by Froggy LeSeuer, a British demolition expert. Froggy brings a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy tells lodge guests that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins as Charlie overhears more than he should with the thought that he doesn’t understand a word being said. The play has been awarded two Obie awards as well as two Outer Critics Circle awards for best new American play and best off-Broadway production.