THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
By Ken Ludwig (The Games Afoot)
Directed by Bridget McNamara
Monday August 22 at 7pm
The Boathouse Theatre, 12 Horton Street
Looking for a cast that includes 3 men and 3 women, age range early 20s to mid-sixties. A wide casting call for actors who are high energy, fun and just a little bit silly. The comedy will be staged November 23 to December 2, 2016. Rehearsals commence early September.
For more information, or to look at a script contact the director.
Bridget McNamara 0274 930024 or email@example.com
A tribute from Ken Ludwig 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 is 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.
HENRY BINGHAM (mid forties – early sixties): Director of the Quail Valley Country Club. He is witty and cynical at times, much like Basil Fawlty from the British comedy, Fawlty Towers. He gets into a high-stakes bet on a golf tournament and is determined to do whatever it takes to win. He is also unhappy in his marriage to Muriel and becomes involved with Pamela.
PAMELA PEABODY (mid thirties to late fifties): A member of the Quail Valley Country Club Board of Directors. She is very attractive and sophisticated, but a bit loose and a bit of a drinker. Throughout the play, she aids Bingham in his plans to make sure their club wins.
JUSTIN HICKS (twenties): Bingham’s new eager-to-please assistant who volunteers his services as a golfer to help Quail Valley win the golf tournament. He is romantically involved with Louise and proposes to her early on, but becomes emotionally distraught when things become difficult between them.
LOUISE HEINDBEDDER (twenties): A waitress at the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very attractive, and a bit flighty, but studious. She gets engaged to Justin early on, but a mishap results in her becoming very upset over their future together, making her bawl at a moment’s notice.
DICKIE BELL (mid forties – early sixties): Director of the rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club, with whom Bingham gets into a high-stakes wager. He is a bit obnoxious, including his fashion sense, but tries to come off as good-natured. He is Pamela’s ex and has a thing for Bingham’s wife, Muriel.
MURIEL BINGHAM (mid forties – early sixties): Bingham’s wife, who runs an antique shop, which becomes part of the bet between Henry and Dickie. Generally overbearing and stern, she somehow has a soft spot for Dickie.