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"The Foreigner" on March 16, 2019

TIAA sold all of our tickets and we met at Dos Banderas in downtown Garland, for a great Tex-Mex dinner and then walked to the 8:00 pm performance at the Granview Art Center. This is a funny, two-act comedy which takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur has dragged his depressed and socially awkward friend, Charlie.  Froggy has business with the bomb squad at the nearby army training base and Charlie’s wife has less than six months to live so she requested that Froggy take Charlie with him to America. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent as he is terribly shy and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country and does not understand English. With that explanation, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals among some of the residents of the lodge. (And his wife ran off with her proctologist!