Ludwig, McCarthy, et al. Set for FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre today announced the full casting for A Fox on the Fairway, the world premiere comedy by DC playwright and Broadway favorite Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You and Lend Me a Tenor), running October 12 through November 14, 2010. Headlining the production are Broadway's Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show, and The Pirate Queen), and local favorites and Helen Hayes Award winners Holly Twyford (Signature's The Little Dog Laughed and Twentieth Century, and Studio Theatre's The Shape of Things) and Andrew Long (Signature's I Am My Own Wife and My Fair Lady, and Studio Theatre's Frozen).
The world premiere will be directed by Broadway's Tony Award-winning John Rando (Urinetown). Working with Rando on the creative team are James Kronzer (sets), Colin K. Bills (lights), Kathleen Geldard (costumes), and Matt Rowe (sound).
The cast is rounded out by Aubrey Deeker, Valerie Leonard and Meg Steedle.
Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer stated, "It's always wonderful to premiere a Washington playwright's newest work in their hometown. Having Ken Ludwig premiere his zany new comedy with Tony Award® winner John Rando at the helm is an especially welcome treat! With a terrific cast, a rapid-fire plot and the talents of Ken and John, A Fox on the Fairway promises to be filled with plenty of laughs and shenanigans!"
Playwright Ludwig commented, "I couldn't be more thrilled to have the world premiere of my play at Signature Theatre. Their level of artistry and professionalism is always inspiring."
Single tickets to are available and range in price from $50 to $76 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT (7328) or visiting www.signature-theatre.org. Group discounts are available for parties of ten or more by contacting Bethany Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (571) 527-1831. For more information please visit www.signature-theatre.org.
Ludwig's tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A 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.
The New York Times has called Ludwig "one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that's something to be cherished."
Performances of Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway run from October 12 to November 14, 2010. Show times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. There are no performances of A Fox on the Fairway on Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 pm, or Tuesday, October 19.
Metro Weekly is a media sponsor for A Fox on the Fairway.
LOCATION - PROXIMITY TO WASHINGTON, DC
Located in Arlington, Virginia and complete with free parking, Signature Theatre is just 5.2 miles from the D.C.'s landmark, the Washington Monument, an estimated 10 - 15 minute drive according to googlemaps.com. Using public transportation, Signature is a $12 taxi ride from the Pentagon City Metro stop (on both the Blue & Yellow lines) with a taxi stand located in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
SEASON SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS
Signature's 2010-11 season also includes the legendary rock musical Chess composed by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play Art, Side by Side by Sondheim, and the world premieres of Joe Calarco's Walter Cronkite Is Dead. and Joseph Thalken's musical Wheatley's Folly. Subscriptions for three or more productions are available by calling Signature's box office at (703) 820-9771.
AMENITIES - ALI'S BAR
Starting one hour before and extending for one hour after performances, patrons can visit Ali's Bar for outstanding wine, beer, mixed drinks, and chef-prepared light fare. The theater's much praised source of refreshment overlooking a tree-lined boulevard has been masterminded by wine expert Suzanne McGrath, the proprietor of Shirlington's gourmet wine store, The Curious Grape. Ticket purchase is not required to eat or drink at Ali's Bar.