Santa Monica Rep presents The Foreigner, by Larry Shue

Santa Monica Rep presents The Foreigner, by Larry Shue

Matthew Kohnen and Maddie Keller


Sat., April 22, 8-10:15 p.m., Sundays, 4-6:15 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10:15 p.m. Continues through May 20 2017

Location Info:

Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90403
What can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English? Our story unfolds at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins when Charlie overhears more than he should — hilarious and damaging revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand a word of English. The fact that only Charlie and the audience are in on the joke fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.


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