Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway

by  Ken Ludwig

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A 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.

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Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway

by  Ken Ludwig

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A 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 A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY on Breaking Character!


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Reviews

"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

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

“Three words best describe A 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 A 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

Videos

  • Meet The Playwright: Ken Ludwig
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Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The Tap Room of the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3m, 3f
JUSTIN
LOUISE
BINGHAM
PAMELA
DICKIE
MURIEL
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Cast Attributes

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

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Authors

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than thirty countries and over twenty languages. He has written twenty-four plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His Tony-winning play Lend Me A Tenor, was called " ...

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Ken Ludwig's A 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.

 

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