I recommend this witty Ken Ludwig show, in excellent hands with a terrific cast, direction and more. There’s even a little bit of me in the show – if you listen closely. Students, faculty and staff – day-of student rush tickets are available call Vicki at CST for more info. And of course, please support the arts. Here’s the press release…
“The Fox on the Fairway” tees off at Carpenter Square Theatre November 25-December 17 at the theater’s new venue, located at 800 W. Main on the southwest corner of Main and Shartel in downtown Oklahoma City. The rambunctious comedy by Ken Ludwig, author of “Leading Ladies,” “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo,” is the third offering in the theater’s 28th Season and an Oklahoma City premiere.
Ludwig’s newest comedy takes audiences on a hilarious romp which begins as Quail Valley Country Club readies to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. Quail Valley has lost miserably for the past five years and Mr. Bingham’s job is at stake, not to mention a huge wager he makes with the director of Crouching Squirrel. The match plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, ghastly golf sweaters and slamming doors galore. The shenanigans add up to a madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with golf.
Rhonda Clark directs a nimble ensemble cast that includes Terry Veal and Nick Backes as the directors of the rival country clubs, Sheryl Martin as the owner of an antique shop, Mona Campbell as a club member who loves her cocktails, and Dina Peek as a waitress and fiancée of the club’s newest employee, played by Jeff Moody. Jaefinn Austin-Carr serves as the production stage manager, while Marilyn Ragan is the costume designer, Caleb Schnackenberg is the technical director and lighting design is by Scott Hynes.
Specific performance dates and times are: November 25-26 and December 2-3 at 8 p.m.; December 8 at 7:30 p.m., 9-10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.; December 15 at 7:30 p.m., 16-17 at 8 p.m.
Theatergoers on Friday, November 25 are invited to a post-show party at the theater with complimentary food and a cash bar. Theatre Exchange, a post-show discussion with a question and answer session, will be held Saturday, November 26.
In conjunction with the performance is an art exhibit by Sarah Atlee titled “Dusty Kicks Back Home,” an artist who moved to Oklahoma in 2006. Outside of Oklahoma, her award-winning work has been exhibited in New York City, Santa Fe, Phoenix and Kansas City.
“The Fox on the Fairway” is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the Allied Arts Foundation. Show sponsors include Mel and Cindy Ables, Larry and Leah Westmoreland and Ms. Betty Ellis.
This show is rated PG due to some strong language. For more information and tickets, call the Carpenter Square Theatre box office at 405-232-6500 or visit online at http://www.carpentersquare.com.