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“The Fox on the Fairway” opens Wednesday at Long Lake Theater

The cast of “The Fox on the Fairway” features (from left) Ray Niedzielski, Lisa Davis, Elizabeth Bradt, Roxann Yliniemi, Kenny David. Not picutred: Bob Wills. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)

Filled with mistaken identities, swinging doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, “The Fox on the Fairway” is a furiously paced farce that will remind you of the Marx Brothers’ classics. It is a madcap comedy about marriage, life, and man’s eternal love affair with ... golf. The script by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) is a tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. The show takes audiences on a hilarious scramble through the endless rivalry of Executive Director, Henry Bingham (played by Ray Niedzielski) of Quail Valley Country Club and Executive Director, Richard “Dickie” Bell (played by Bob Wills) of Crouching Squirrel Country Club. This is the second production of the summer for Long Lake Theater in Hubbard. Directed by Juliann Kjenaas, this waggle through golf references and innuendo opens on Wednesday, July 6 at 3 p.m. followed by a gala for “the gallery” to mix with the cast and crew, at Jewel of the Northwoods Bed & Breakfast. The show then runs every weekend, Wednesday through Saturday until July 30, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances starting at 7:30 p.m. Filling out the mechanics on stage are Kenny David as Justin; Elizabeth Bradt as Louise; Lisa Davis as Pamela; and Roxann Yliniemi as Muriel. No matter if you love golf or not, “The Fox on the Fairway” will take a slice out of your funny bone so get your tickets early, it’s sure to be a “grand slam” for Long Lake Theater this summer.

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