The Fox on the Fairway

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Our dinner theatre for February 2016 will be "The Fox on the Fairway".

Audition dates were Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Hilltop Hall.

Performance dates are February 19, 20, 26, 27 & 28 at Hilltop Hall (click here for directions)

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A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with... golf.

Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. Not by finding out that his newly hired hand, Justin, is in love with Louise, the waitress at the club house, but by the discovery that the golfer he thought would play for his club has switched sides recruited by his counterpart and opponent, the cocky and arrogant Dickie, and the huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is actually quite a good golfer and finagles his nomination. Justin does not disappoint and has a huge lead, when close to its end the tournament is interrupted by bad weather. When Justin learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her - she accidentally flushed it down the toilet - he comes unglued. The game resumes the next day, but Justin loses the lead, and, upset, takes an unfortunate swing breaking his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, his sex-starved vice-president. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order?.

Characters:

Justin Hix - Recently hired, eager-to-please assistant to Bingham, about 25 years old, offbeat, sweet, anxious and a bundle of nerves with unruly hair.  Romantically involved with Louise.

Louise Heindbedder - Waitress at Quail Valley Country Club, a knock-out, 23, leggy, good-natured and a little ditzy but studious.  Can cry at a moments notice.

Richard "Dickie" Bell - mid 40’s, Executive Director of Crouching Squirrel Country Club.  Often obnoxious, but tries to come off as good natured.

Henry Bingham - mid 40’s, Executive Director of Quail Valley Country Club, determined to do what it takes to win.

Pamela Peabody - 39, beautiful, tanned and very sophisticated, but a bit loose.  Vice-President at Quail Valley Country Club.  Dickie’s ex-wife.

Muriel Bingham - a sturdy woman, generally overbearing, married to Bingham and probably his age.  Owns an antique shop that becomes part of the wager.

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