Elgin Theatre Company will open its 2013-14 season with plenty of laughs. Its first show of the season will be Ken Ludwig's "The Fox on the Fairway," running Sept. 6 to 22 at the Kimball Street Theater at Elgin Academy.
Not familiar with this play's plot? In "The Fox on the Fairway," Bingham, the president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. Justin, his new assistant, is in love with Louise, a waitress at the club.
Bingham has also discovered the golfer he thought would play for his club in the annual tournament has been recruited by his counterpart and nemesis from the opposing club, Dickie. The huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost.
Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is actually a good golfer and finagles a quick membership so Justin can play for his team. Justin gains a huge lead, but then learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her and he comes unglued. Justin goes on to lose his lead, and breaks his arm.
Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, the sex-starved vice president of Quail Valley. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order?
The cast features Edward Duncan of Elk Grove Village, Kim Green of South Elgin, Scott Neidl of Carol Stream, Henry Honshul and Melynda Benjamin of Elgin, and Miriam Mikhael of Northbrook. The play is directed by Frank Del Giudice and is produced by Linda Collins and Edward Duncan.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 6-22 at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. An accessible performance for the deaf and hearing-impaired will be available at the 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, show. Anyone who would like seats near the ASL interpreter, Andrew Ross of Carpentersville, is encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.
The theater is at the northeast corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youths. Group rates are available.
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