Richardson Theatre Centre presents The Foreigner

July 19-Aug. 4

Thursday at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday at 8 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSueur, a British

demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This

time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie

who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So

“Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country

and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more

than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate;

the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancĂ©e is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations

made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That

he does 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.

 

Richardson Theatre Center

518 W. Arapaho Rd.

Richardson

Ticket price: $20-$22