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  The Fox On The Fairway at Theatre At The Center

The Fox On The Fairway

Theatre At The Center
1040 Ridge Rd Munster

Ken Ludwig's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY is written as an homage to the great farces where common elements include young love fighting for survival, jaunty sporting themes involving wagering, authority figures brought down to Earth and marriages on the brink of disaster. Ludwig, the author of CRAZY FOR YOU and LEND ME A TENOR, here weaves a plot revolving around a golf tournament and rival country clubs in the midst of their 43rd annual grudge match.

Thru - Mar 24, 2013

Wednesdays: 2:00pm
Thursdays: 2:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Price: $38-$42

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 219-836-3255

Running Time: 2hrs; one intermission

  The Fox On The Fairway Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...This is a riot of a hilarious show, but to add to its joyful exuberance, sound designer Barry G. Funderburg has heightened the fun-filled, upbeat mood of the production by inserting melodious musical numbers that include a Sousa march, Wagner's "Tannhauser" and "The William Tell Overture.""
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Hedy Weiss

Chicago Stage Review - Recommended

"...Theatre at the Center's production of The Fox on the Fairway is far more entertaining than I ever could have expected. Indeed, my initial reticence could have proven sage had this play been taken on by a lesser cast, but Ken Ludwig's hackneyed script could not hold this brilliant ensemble back. These outstanding performances - especially those of Linda Gillum, Norm Boucher, and the phenomenal Lance Baker - have convinced me that, while I still may detest golf, I just might enjoy the shenanigans in the clubhouse."
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J. Scott Hill

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...The audience laughed themselves silly and so will you. The Fox on the Fairway is a light-weight comedy that is perfect family fare and a graduate lesson in comedy acting. Fox is worth the ride to Munster - don't miss it!"
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Tom Williams

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...What makes this production complete is the technical aspect which is as solid as the direction and acting- Brenda Winstead’s costumes are amazing ( the gold sweaters are a hoot and the ladies evening attire very sensual), Denise Karczewski’s lighting is beautiful,Barry G. Funderburg’s sound both onstage and off is perfection and Lauren Earnhaw has found props that make it all fitting. Nicole Miller’s choreography is ideal and the fight and violence ( just a word, no actual violence takes place) by R & D Choreography is very real. When it comes to farce, every detail has to be timed just right. This production is not just right, it is perfect!"
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Alan Bresloff

Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Somewhat Recommended

"..."The Fox on the Fairway" is obviously intended to be a lark. It runs under two hours, including an intermission that divides the four scenes. The third scene contains virtually no dramatic substance, but the last scene wraps up the whole shebang in a rising tide of inanity. Just to flesh out the playing time, the entire cast runs through a reprise of the entire storyline that is by far the cleverest bit in the play."

Dan Zeff

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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