What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in America? In Larry Shue’s hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proofreader by day and a 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 the adventurous extrovert within.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Kenneth Danziger as Sergeant ‘Froggy’ LeSueur
Johnny Galecki as Ellard Simms
Martin McClendon as Reverend David Marshall Lee
Joey Slotnick as Owen Musser
Dina Waters as Catherine Simms
Paxton Whitehead as Charlie Baker
Kate Williamson as Betty Meeks
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in November of 2002.