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Fox on the Fairway, The  - Full Length Play, Comedy

Fox on the Fairway, The

Ken Ludwig

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573699344

A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairwaytakes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.
: Acting Edition
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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Full Length Play


Farce, Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The Tap Room of the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club.


Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


No Special Cautions


Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The 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's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.

Read Ken Ludwig's foreword to THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY on [Breaking Character]!

"It’s a grand slam! A slam dunk! A Dunkin’ Donut hole! A hole in one! [A Fox on the Fairway] hums like a well-oiled machine but retains its human soul." - The Washington City Paper

The Fox on the Fairway is phenomenally funny!” - New Jersey Star Ledger

“Three words best describe The Fox on the Fairway […] Hilarious, hilarious, and hilarious. The audience was howling with joy.” - The Examiner

“Ken Ludwig has written a masterpiece (with) all of the elements that will most certainly make it a hit show from coast to coast.” - Out in New Jersey

“Ken Ludwig has a wicked sense of comedic anarchy, giving his characters such zany idiosyncrasies that they soar to dizzying heights!” - The Washington Examiner

“There’s something magical about the sound of explosive laughter in a theater. That is the kind of magic offered with Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway.” - Alexandria Gazette Packet

"An uproarious madcap romp!" - Ruth Ross, njartsmaven.com

"Farce raised to an art." - The Home-News Tribune

"Hilarious! There's great fun waiting for you with A Fox on the Fairway" - The Fairfax Times

Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway premiered on October 19, 2010 at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, directed by John Rando. It was subsequently produced by The George Street Playhouse, directed by David Saint.



3m, 3f


Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


No Chorus

Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)


N/A (Not a musical)

  • Meet The Playwright: Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig (Playwright) is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed every night of the year throughout the world in more than 30 countries and over 20 languages. He has written 24 plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His Tony Award-winning play Lend Me a Tenor was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The ... view full profile

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Leonora Harrison 2/3/2017 9:25 AM
Another great hit by Ken Ludwig.  I was laughing from start to finish with this fast paced comedy. It will be a hit for any community theater.  The surprising plot twist was handled in a true Ken Ludwig manner.  
Neal Ruggeberg 6/6/2016 11:37 PM
We had a magical run with this show!  The audiences loved it!!  You don't have to be a fan of golf to laugh out loud at the humor found in this amazing script.  A truly memorable experience for all involved!!
Patrice Robinson 7/23/2015 1:32 PM
I enjoyed this script.  Fast pace, lots of physical comedy.  Just the type of play for Community Theater.

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