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The Foreigner

By Larry Shue

Directed by Courtney Woolard

May 31st - June 16th, 2024

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3 PM


The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.


  • Randy Thompson as Sgt Froggy LeSueur
  • Ty Shrum as Charlie Baker
  • Donna Shoun as Betty Meeks
  • Kyle Badgley as Reverend David Marshall Lee
  • Kadi Bower as Catherine Simms
  • Kevin Teffeteller as Owen Musser
  • Casey Cain as Ellard Sims

This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance