BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — Theatre Baton Rouge presents “A Fox on the Fairway,” a madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf.
The show is a tribute 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.
The show follows the shenanigans of rival country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel as they head into their 43rd annual golf grudge match. When the best golfer switches teams Dickie, the Quail club president, has no choice but to replace him with Justin, his personal assistant who only golf’s well while under stress. Thanks to Justin’s high-strung fiancee, he is always under stress.
A ‘pay what you can’ performance’ takes place tonight during the cast’s final dress rehearsal. Katy Steward, marketing and development director with Theatre Baton Rouge, encouraged everyone to try the theatre on a night where patrons can literally pay whatever amount they deem appropriate. Steward suggested a minimum $5 contribution.
The show officially opens Friday, Feb. 28 and runs through March 15. An American Sign Language interpreter will be present at the matinee performance on March 8. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday- Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. The show has some adult humor and has an informal PG-13 ranking, according to Steward.
Ticket purchases can be made at www.theatrebr.com or by calling the box office at (225) 924-6496.
The production is part of TBR’s Essential Federal Credit Union Capital Series, and is sponsored by Achord Eye Cline and ButlerSnow.