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Play Reading: The Foreigner, by Larry Shue

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 18:30
St. Ursula's Church, Bern

The Foreigner, by Larry Shue

Hosted by: Graham Goodwin

What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia, USA? In Larry Shue's 1983 comedy, Charlie Baker, a proofreader by day and boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn't understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.

The Foreigner received two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.

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