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 fiancée 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.
Ticket price: $20-$22