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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. InShue studied with a theatre company in Japan. Or does he engages Ellard out of puckish love of play? Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more!

A riot, and a very pleasant surprise. The mean-spirited Owen Musser then enters and everyone leaves but Charlie and David. 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.

The Foreigner

Though shud laughs are often seen by the general public as the very definition of great comedy, critics tend to consider uncontrollable laughter as a sign of an unsophisticated and unreflective response to a non-literary event.

Straightforward in its presentation, Shue nevertheless handles the elements of this play with skill, creating a fast-paced, engaging, and entertaining comedy that is worth the read and would be lots of fun to see performed. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. Watching Matthew Broderick, initially almost wordless in the title role of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner,” provides a delightful lesson in the art of listening. Her younger brother, Ellard, a somewhat “slow” boy often thought of as a young Forrest Gump [ citation needed ] is a simpleton who tries to “teach” Charlie how to speak English.


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Quick, brilliantly constructed, yummy characters and a happy ending. I had a couple issues with lary ending and enjoyed the first act more than the second, but overall it has a wonderful resolution, with an extra twist at the end. Apr 15, Lexie rated it liked it. Jul 20, KennyO rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Upstairs, Ellard had knocked out a Klansman with a croquet mallet and put on his robe. Among many other eulogies, author Thomas M.

Larry Shue died in a plane crash the following year, not living to see the continued popularity of The Foreigner. By way of contrast, Froggy has a tje sense of self and never questions who he is though he is far less of a presence in the play than Charlie. In her seventies and a widow, Betty Meeks is the owner and operator of the fishing lodge and resort in which the play takes place.

It was a little silly but hilarious. National Unified Auditions New York. Mamet dedicated the play shke Shue and the production’s director, John Dillon.

I’m really in love with this and I have to see it in person now! For a comedy, there are two polarizing tones at play and very ,arry jokes.

Dec 10, Lisa Vegan rated it it was amazing Recommended to Lisa by: Hooded and heavily armed men crash through the door, led by Owen, who confronts Betty and Charlie, announcing the vigilante justice of the Klan. In The Dragon and the Cross: Down under ground, someplace?

Toggle navigation Choose Section. And thank goodness it’s not. But sometimes all the underpinnings would just drop away and there would be a passage like the paper bag scene in The Nerd or the breakfast scene in The Foreigner that lifted off into a sublime celebration of how silly and how lovely it is to be human.


As uncomfortably shy as he usually is talking with people, Charlie is now terrified about being left alone for three days with strangers while Froggy leads his training sessions. The critic offers high praise for the production, however, citing the skills of the actors in particular. Mar 10, Libroslibra rated it it was ok.

The characters here are outlandish and lovable, and it’s even funnier performed, if that’s possible. When he takes advantage of his assumed role and helps save these people from the villains of the story, this man discovers a deeper identity that leads to a much happier and more productive life. Underneath nearly all the huge laughs is a genuine interest in what it means to be human.

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Oct 25, Hanna rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Mar 20, Haley Page rated it it was amazing. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia? Want to Read saving…. Owen and the other terrified Klansmen bolt from the lodge.