by: Larry Shue
Directed by: Becca parker
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.
Recommended for ages 13+ due to violence and language.
Charlie Baker: James Hilton Burke
Froggy LaSur: Lee Tingler
Betty Meeks: Virginia Kirby
Reverend David Lee: Justin Safely
Owen Musser: Josh Garcia
Catherine Sims: Mallory Safely
Ellard Sims: Ean Barrett
Townspeople: Greg Bradford, Rahne Brant and Jessica Moskowitz
Producer for Live Arts: Pam Jordan
Producer for Fifth Row Center: Donna Chalmers
Director/Set Design: Becca Parker*
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Paulette Kennedy
Set Foreman: Shawn Kennedy
Lighting Design: Chelsea Martin*
Sound Design: Tom McWilliams
Costume Design: Dawn Burke
Program and Publicity: Andy and Melissa Chapman
*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.