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Act II Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, 10/27-11/22

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Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway, a zany comedy from the author of Lend Me a Tenor, on stage from Oct. 27 to Nov. 22.

"Our audiences laughed their heads off at our Lend Me a Tenor a few seasons back, so I wanted to find another show that could allow for that same level of laughing hysterically, of laughing with pure abandon. This is it: Fox on the Fairway is, quite simply, a very funny play," Act II Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite said.

The Fox on the Fairway, directed by William Roudebush, concerns two rival country clubs that are competing in an annual golf tournament. This hilarious romp pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club, provoking uproarious shenanigans and revealing hidden passions.

Peter Bisgaier stars as Bingham, the president of the underdog Quail Valley Country Club. Having lost the tournament five years in a row to his arrogant rival, Dickie (Joe Guzmán), Bingham is determined this year to win.

In his schemes, Bingham enlists the help of the club's sexy vice president, Pamela (Karen Peakes). Further complicating the situation is Bingham's tough-as-nails wife, Muriel (Gerre Garrett). Will Dennis plays Justin, Bingham's young new assistant who has a hidden golf talent but also a high level of performance anxiety. Naomi Weiss plays Justin's fiancée, Louise. The Fox on the Fairway is the second Ludwig comedy that Act II has produced: Lend Me a Tenor was a sold-out hit for the theatre in 2013. Ludwig's newest show, A Comedy of Tenors, a sequel to Lend Me a Tenor, is premiering this month at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.

Tickets for Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway at Act II Playhouse are $25-$36. Discounts are available for subscribers, students, group of 10 or more, and seniors (65+). Tickets are available online at http://www.act2.org, by calling the Act II box office at (215) 654-0200, or in person at 56 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler. Members of the press are invited to opening night on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. To reserve tickets, contact Communications Director Bill D'Agostino at bill@act2.org or 215.654.1011. A full calendar of performances can be found here.
The design team for The Fox on the Fairway includes Dirk Durossette (Set Design), Jillian Keys, (Costume Design), James Leitner (Lighting Design), and John Stovicek (Sound Design).

The Fox on the Fairway is Ludwig's tribute to the English farces of the 1920s and 1930s, yet is set in present day. "I've written this play not only as an homage to the earlier tradition, but also as a reminder of the values that the tradition embodies, things like innocence, humor, good sportsmanship, and honor," Ludwig wrote in the play's foreword. "My hope is that it is still possible to come together in a darkened theater and embrace these values with a sense of joy. If so, there may be hope for us yet."


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