We meet four adults (played by Greig Graham, Paul Blower, Trisha West and Shirley Bentley) whose lives have crossed paths in various ways over the years and who exhibit varying levels of meanness, vindictiveness and self-interest. In contrast, we are also introduced to two in-love, young innocents who are employees at Quail Valley (played by Bethany Mink and Darian Burrows).
As the stakes of the tournament climb, the nastiness level (and hilarity) also escalates and it appears to be inevitable that the older adults are going to entangle the young sweethearts in their devious shenanigans. The audience is drawn in and compelled to come along for the ride and discover if true love will prevail.
Though set in North America, "Fox on the Fairway" pays tribute to English farces of the mid-20th century. It is a madcap adventure with twists and turns which each of the actors take on with enthusiasm. Adding to the fun are interesting pauses in the action for bits of golf wisdom and wittiness, plus passionate Shakespearean style soliloquies from Bethany Mink’s Louise.
It’s a fun and fast-paced start to the 2012/13 Elgin Theatre Guild season.
Elgin Theatre Guild’s Fox on the Fairway is written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Mark Mooney. It continues Thurs Oct 25 to Sun Oct 28, Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $15. To find out more, call 519-633-8530 or visit www.elgintheatreguild.ca.