What’s the only TV station beaming into Hell? The Golf Channel. It’s the only station that absolutely guarantees its inhabitants an eternity of televisual torture. The fact is, there is nothing more boring to watch than poorly dressed, well-postured white guys (OK, and one black man) trying to find the hole.
Comedies about golf have fared better, however (Caddyshack, anyone?), and Ken Ludwig’s play The Fox on the Fairway is the latest venture to search for humor on the links. It’s about the rivalry between warring country clubs — Quail Valley and the Crouching Squirrel — as they prepare for their annual competition, shaken by the news that a star golfer has switched sides. Ludwig, who gave us a winning, and perennially produced, farce about the opera world (Lend Me a Tenor), here pays tribute to English farces of the 1930s and ’40s. Expect mistaken identities, manic miscommunications, and plenty of groaning golf puns on par with zany physical antics.
May 8-9, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 8. Continues through June 2, 2013
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