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The Foreigner

Bay Theatre Company
275 West St Annapolis

Friend Froggy persuades British magazine proof-reader Charlie Baker to leave his wife’s hospital bedside to enjoy a weekend vacation at a Georgia fishing lodge. At this rundown retreat near an army base where Froggy conducts demolition classes, Charlie is left to cope with guests eager to socialize. Shyness prevents Charlie from engaging in any conversation, which Froggy explains as a condition resulting from Charlie’s inability to speak English. “Foreigner” Charlie learns of his fellow-guests’ amusing, often scandalous, behavior which is discussed openly in his presence, gaining him new insight and sophistication into the world all around.

Thru - Jan 8, 2011

Price: $25 - $30

Running Time: 2hrs; 20 mins with 1 intermission

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Baltimore Sun - Recommended

"...The trickiest role may be that of Ellard, Catherine's childlike brother, who comes in for cruel treatment from most of the adults but touches the sympathies of Charlie. Sean McComas handles the assignment with considerable skill, making the most of scenes where Ellard thinks he is teaching Charlie table etiquette and English — severe Southern English, that is, where "lamp" is a nearly three-syllable word. "The Foreigner" is no masterpiece, but, thanks to this production, the play ends up speaking with quite a charming accent.
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Tim Smith

Fairfax Times - Recommended

"...The cast is uniformly first-rate, including, as the very unlikeable Miss Boyle, area actress Suzanne Richard. Richard also doubles as artistic director of Open Circle Theatre, Washington, D.C.'s first professional theater company dedicated to showcasing the work of artists with disabilities integrated into regular settings, which certainly proves to be the case with "The Mousetrap." Arden Moscati, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, also stands out as Trotter, the police rescuer."
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David Hoffman

DramaUrge - Highly Recommended

"...The Foreigner was written in the early 1980s during a post-war (and Cold War) period of economic woe, when the hunt for a scapegoat was the order of the day.  But while such a search has been an unfortunate aspect of the American experience today and back to The Civil War (which the play makes painfully clear), it has no borders as a casual glance at the news suggests.  Outsiders, Others, or Strangers have a paradoxical hold on us, attracting us with their exotic nature while, with those same qualities, repulsing us - sometimes both at once."
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John Glass

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

Blazny blit hitski. Oh sorry, don't understand? Well, translated that means “The Foreigner is a hit!” Bay Theater's second show of the season is Larry Shue's hilarious comedy, The Foreigner, and all you need is a sense of humor, not a linguistic degree, to appreciate it.
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Ted Ying

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