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‘The Fox on the Fairway’ opens at St. Mike’s Playhouse

Ken Ludwig’s contemporary comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” runs from July 2-12 at the St. Michael’s College Playhouse.

Ken Ludwig’s contemporary comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” runs from July 2-12 at the St. Michael’s College Playhouse.

According to a press release from the college, the play is a tribute to the great farces of the 1930s and 1940s — a comedic romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy members of a private country club during their annual golf tournament. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. Directed by Kathryn Markey The Fox on the Fairway features professional acting company members Drew Lewis as Justin, Samantha Eggers as Louise, Mike Timoney as Bingham, Abby Lee as Pamela, Christian Kohn as Dickie, Katrina Ferguson as Muriel.

Performances take place on the Playhouse stage evenings each day except July 4 at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinees (2 p.m.) on July 5 and 12. Single ticket prices for the mainstage productions range from $32.50 to $43.50. Tickets may be purchased online at www.saintmichaelsplayhouse.org or by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 802-654-2281.

The play’s creative team is lead by director Kathryn Markey whose Saint Michael’s Playhouse directing credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Boeing-Boeing, Around the World in 80 Days, and Over the Pub. Creative team includes Carl Tallent (scenic design), Collette Benoit (costume design), Jerffrey E. Salzberg (lighting design), Zachary Williamson (sound design), Theresa Pierce (property design).

“We are excited to continue our 67th season with the area premiere of The Fox on the Fairway,” said Tobin, “but equally exciting is the fact that the Playhouse received a major upgrade this winter. We’ve replaced every seat in the house with brand new, quiet, and comfortable theater seating. We’ve also replaced the carpet and made other upgrades to enhance the theater-going experience.

“The old seats certainly served their purpose, having been installed in 1975 when the theater was built,” Tobin continued. “After almost 40 years of use nearly every seat had broken springs and had become very creaky and uncomfortable. The new seats are soft, durable fabric over polymer padding, featuring contoured armrests, lumbar support, and newly engineered springs for extra comfort.”

Saint Michael’s Playhouse is an Actors’ Equity Association theater company owned and operated by Saint Michael’s College. Actors’ Equity Association is the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.