Directed by Bill McLean
A.D. by Ginger Smith
Produced by Josie French
Show Dates November 2-4 & 9-11, 2018.
Written by Larry Shue, winner of two obie awards and two outer circle awards.
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 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.
Bill McLean - Froggy LeSeuer - A demolitions expert from the British Army.
Danny Gay - Charlie Baker - A painfully shy, dull proofreader from England.
Cindy Dunham - Betty Meeks - A widow and owner of the fishing lodge. Betty has dreamed of traveling outside her Georgia home but never has.
Steve Carlton- Rev. David Marshall Lee - A good looking, sincere, charming and confident man of God. He is engaged to Catherine.
Megan Record - Catherine Simms - A former debutante, Catherine is living at the lodge with her younger brother, Ellard. Engaged to the Reverend Lee and the heiress to a fortune.
Gregor Smith - Owen Musser - A local redneck with big plans for the lodge.
Ethan Rombalski - Ellard Simms - The younger brother of Catherine. Considered by most to be mentally defective, he is a sweet, overgrown, backward youth who we see blossom with Charlie’s help.