by Ken Ludwig – April 22 – May 14, 2016
“A non-stop display of swinging doors, missed connections, intentional over-the-top dramedy, and all around good time that keeps the audience chuckling.”
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A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the sometimes earnest, sometimes confused 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.
About the playwright, Ken Ludwig…
Ludwig’s first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington Post called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven.
Ludwig has written 22 plays and musicals, including Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway and the West End, Tony and Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game’s Afoot, The Three Musketeers and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
Over the years, his plays and musicals have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, John Astin, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Otto Schenck,Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell.
About the director, Katherine Bignell-Jones…
Katherine will perform the rare feat of directing two consecutive plays at Village Players, going on to direct our 2016-17 season opener Les Belles-Soeurs! She directed Nana’s Naughty Knickers earlier in 2016 for Theatre Etobicoke. Other selected plays she has directed are Terror By Gaslight (Kanaidjun Entertainment), Killcreek (Bojit Productions), Who’s Under Where? (Theatre Etobicoke), and Final Curtain (LaSalle Players).
Producers: Theresa Arneaud, Steve Minnie
Stage Manager: Bridget Jankowski
Lighting Design: Mike Coffey, Jay Hines
Sound Design: Dustin Woods-Turner [Focus on Volunteer, click here…]
Set Design: Steve Minnie, Fotini Paraschos, JD Joute
Head carpenters: Fotini Paraschos, JD Joute
Costume Design: Shauna Mclean, Heather Martin
Props: Karen Brookfield, Rosemary McGillvary
Poster: Sue Gilck
Photography: Jennifer Etches
Audition co-ordination: Tatiana Zhdanova
DATES & TIMES:
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Opening Night Reception)
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Talk-Back Night)
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Closing Night)