Like a Fox

Fanny Hill to debut new farce Fox on the Fairway

Ben Rueter, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

Up next for the Fanny Hill theater troupe is the exceptionally funny Fox on the Fairway production, set to debut in April. Don Hodgins, the theater’s director and a cast member, said the show is going to be very easy to enjoy for fans of golf and comedy alike. “These are big laugh shows,” Hodgins said. “They are very easy to enjoy once you get people rolling, they’ll have a really good time with this one.” The Fox on the Fairway is a comedy written by Ken Ludwig that was recently produced in 2010. It’s a snapshot of country club life set like an old fashioned British farce. Bingham, the manager of the Quail Valley Golf Club, is in a heated rivalry with the opposing golf club owned by Dickie. Dickie makes a large personal bet centered around a golf tournament and thus the shenanigans begin. Hodgins says the six cast members that make up the show rely a lot on clever wordplay – a staple in British comedy. Expect to hear ball jokes and see ugly grandpa golf sweaters.

Fox on the Fairway • April 12-July 1 • Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre, 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • call or consult website for times • 836-8184 •