By Larry Shue
Directed by Jeannie Gross
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Froggy LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who brings along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins when Charlie overhears more than he should - evil plans, a scandalous pregnancy and 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.
Produced by Fort Atkinson Community Theatre at Friedens United Church of Christ, 108 E Milwaukee Ave, Fort Atkinson WI
Performances: October 17-24, 2009
Performance Times: 10/17, 10/23, 10/24: shows start at 7pm. Sunday 10/18: show time 3pm
Ticket Prices: $10 at the door, $8 advance - at Humphrey Floral in Fort Atkinson or online at www.fortfact.org