CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6

Opening August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner!

Bingham (Jason Ross), president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. The golfer he thought would play for his club been recruited by his cocky and arrogant competitor Dickie (Britt Hancock) and switched sides. Now the huge bet he had foolishly wagered is likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that that his newly hired hand Justin (Chance Wall) is quite a good golfer and finagles his nomination. Justin does not disappoint and has a huge lead, when the tournament is interrupted by bad weather.

Meanwhile, Justin learns that his fiancée Louise (Lindsey Mapes) has lost the engagement ring he gave her (she accidentally flushed it down the toilet) and 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 (Lauren Marshall) only complicates matters when she catches him much too close to Pamela (Weslie Webster), his hot-blooded vice-president.

Directing the show for the Playhouse is Donald Fann, whose previous CCP directorial assignments include Dearly Departed, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel and The Miracle Worker.

Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order? You'll have your chance to find out August 6 through October 16. The Fox on the Fairway is sponsored by Good Times Wine, Spirits & Brew and is rated PG-13 for mature subject matter.

Currently at the Playhouse: Mary Poppins, rated G, sponsored by Plateau Pediatrics, through August 16, A Chorus Line, rated PG-13, co-sponsored by Fairfield Glade Resort, Cumberland County Bank and Cameron Sexton, and Smoke on the Mountain, rated G, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, through October 10. Upcoming: The Foreigner, rated G, co-sponsored by Stanley Bise, M.D. and Dr, Anthony Wilson, September 4 through November 5.

Tickets and information are also available for Southern Stars Symphonic Brass and other events at (931) 484-5000 or www.ccplayhouse.com. All CCP productions are made possible through generous sponsor and donor support, with additional support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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