The Actors Repertory Theatre of Idaho is performing “The Fox on the Fairway” at The Phoenix theater in downtown Idaho Falls. Performed in the tradition of the Marx Brothers, tensions rise as rival clubs—Crouching Squirrel CC and Quail Valley CC—ready for the annual inter-club golf tournament.
The Actors Repertory Theatre of Idaho (ARTI) is performing a comedy in the tradition of the Marx Brothers that lampoons “the stuffy denizens of a private country club,” the Idaho Falls Post Register reported.
“It’s a farce,” said Jim Beck, ARTI president and director of the play. “It’s a fast play. The plot is there are two competing country clubs. There’s the Crouching Squirrel Country Club and the Quail Valley Country Club, and it’s about the time of the annual inter-club golf tournament. There are a lot of romantic interludes. But it’s a lot like the old Marx Brothers’ plays. A lot of snappy lines and a real clever show.”
The ARTI production is downtown at The Phoenix theater in Idaho Falls and includes dinner, the Post Register reported. Beck said the show is performed by three men and three women from the area.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Beck said. “I’ve been watching it night after night and it doesn’t get stale to me. This is a wonderful cast. It’s a veteran cast.”
“The Fox on the Fairway” play by Ken Ludwig has been described as “filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy … A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with … golf.”
The play has been rated PG-13. “It’s not too harsh. There’s some language in there,” Beck told the Post Register.
“I think audiences are absolutely going to love this show,” he said.
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