#32. I am still haunted by a Flannery O’Connor story that I read thirty years ago. “The Displaced Person” is about a foreigner transplanted to Georgia as a farmhand. He is treated as an outcast. He keeps to himself. People hate him because they don’t know who is. And the ending… yikes!
Provision Theater presents The Foreigner. Charlie is a dull Englishman. His marriage is in the toilet. His wife is cheating and dying on him. His best mate Froggy books him an escape at a homey lodge. Froggy knows the owner Betty. Charlie hesitates because he dreads any human interaction. Froggy promises Charlie solitude. He tells Betty that Charlie is a foreigner and doesn’t speak English. Instead of avoiding him, Betty and the other guests are captivated. Before Charlie can confess the truth, he has become a confidante, pupil and beloved. For Charlie, living a lie is living the life… until he’s a target of the Klan. Will his secret kill him? The Foreigner is a charming comedy about the magic of kindness.
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