The Foreigner

The scene is 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 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.

Cast/Characters

“Froggy” Le Sueur – Ralph Maffongelli

Charlie Baker – Rick “Wally” Waldhart

Betty Meeks – Jean Deltgen

Rev. David Marshall Lee – Kevin Horne

Catherine Simms – Nanette Bulebosh

Owen Musser – Justin D. Deehr

Ellard Simms – Gregory Gruber

Townspeople – Steve Carbin, Jeffery Johnson, Scott Mohr, Tabb Patz, Kerri Rank

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Marty Peck

Master Electrician: Dave Annis

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Barbara Ashburn, Lorraine Selinski

Special Prop Construction: Phil Segor

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Paint Crew: Ramona Maala, Pal Scahill, Ken Rohde, Ruth Hering

Cover Art: John Harrison

Production Photographer: Gene Schuttey