Have you ever overheard a conversation not meant for your ears and pretended you weren’t listening? Imagine being mistaken for a foreigner who speaks no English, yet you do speak English and you understand everything being said. And what’s being said is juicy gossip at the very least, or could prove life-threatening at the very worst.
The Foreigner is about just that. A chap from England is rendered speechless in having to converse with strangers. To make matters worse he is stuck in a cabin in rural Georgia for three days with the hostess and her three friends. The guise of an even more obscure foreigner is thrust upon the Englishman and due to circumstances he is forced to play the part. His hapless companions talk freely in the presence of this ineloquent gent providing information that could make the lives of those involved implode. Hilarity ensues as he becomes further and further involved in the lie he’s created.
The Foreigner was written by Larry Shue and is directed by Timothy Gregory, who is the Founding Artistic Director of Provision Theater. The show runs through March 18th, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.provisiontheater.org/