Auditions

The Foreigner 

by Larry Shue
Directed by Louise Casini

Audition Dates:   September 10 & 11, beginning at 7PM

Call Backs:   Wednesday, September 12, at 7PM
Performance Dates:   November 2 - November 25, 2018; Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2:30PM


What to expect: Actors will be asked to perform cold readings from the script.


Show Description:

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs thraining 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 fiancee 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.


Characters:

Charlie Baker (35-50) British dialect: A science-fiction copy editor for a book publishing house, Charlie is in hist late forties, British, and very shy. Likes peace and quiet. He is devoted to his unfaithful wife.

Froggy Le Sueur (35-50) British dialect: Charlie's dear friend who is a British military demolitions expert who occasionally conducts field operations in rural Georgia.

Betty Meeks (50-65) Georgia dialect: The owner of the Fishing Lodge who is pleasant and caring. Betty has always wanted to travel the world.

Reverend David Marshall Lee (25-40) Georgia dialect: A fresh-faced Reverend that you'd like to invite to dinner. Pity he's actually scheming to steal Betty's lodge and Catherine's fortune to fuel his dark mission.

Catherine Simms (20-35) Georgia dialect: Heir to the Simms Meat Packing fortune, Ellard's older sister and fiancee of Reverend David. Has an overlying debutante attitude, but is caring when you get to know her.

Owen Musser (30-50) Georgia dialect: The Tilghman County property inspector and ill-mannered Southerner who conspires with Rev. David to condemn Betty's lodge for their own gain.

Ellard Simms (18-30) Georgia dialect: Ellard is Catherine's younger brother. He is nice but a little slow on the uptake.


Questions?

Contact the director: LACH27@cox.net


The Foreigner is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.