New year, new play

Mouse River Players take to the stage

Submitted Photo The farcical romantic comedy “Fox on the Fairway” revolves around two country clubs who have an ongoing rivalry. When a wager is made for the upcoming championship, stakes are high, leaving the audience filled with laughter and anticipation.

Mouse River Players kick off the new year with the hilarious farcical romantic comedy, “Fox on the Fairway,” directed by Krys Zorbaugh.

The play will run Friday through Sunday on Jan. 4 through Jan. 6 and Jan. 11 through Jan. 13 at Mouse River Player’s The Arlene Theater in downtown Minot.

“Fox on the Fairway,” written by Ken Ludwig, is a wild and mad-capped tale of two rival country clubs – Quail Valley Country Club and Crouching Squirrel Golf and Racquet Club. The two clubs are squaring off for the annual interclub championship tournament and the stakes are ridiculously high. Henry Bingham, executive director of Quail Valley Country Club, puts himself in a tough spot by putting his wife’s antique shop on the line in a little wager with his rival, Dickie Bell, executive director of Crouching Squirrel Golf and Racquet Club.

Hopes run high for Quail Valley until the weather takes a turn for the worse and rains down mayhem and farcical madness. As events spiral out of control, it looks like all may be lost – including Bingham’s job. Henry’s last hope lies with a young and amazingly talented golfer named Justin, his newly-hired, love-struck assistant, but things could go awry. It’s anyone’s game in this hilarious romantic comedy that is not to be missed.

“This is my first time directing for Mouse River Players,” said director Krys Zorbaugh, “and I couldn’t have hoped for a better or funnier way to usher in the New Year or for a better or more amazing cast and crew. I feel incredibly lucky.

Submitted Photo The farcical romantic comedy “Fox on the Fairway” revolves around two country clubs who have an ongoing rivalry. When a wager is made for the upcoming championship, stakes are high, leaving the audience filled with laughter and anticipation.

“Every step of the way my actors and crew have been with me on this wild ride.” Zorbaugh added. “This show is theirs. This is their moment and it is hilarious.”

The Arlene Theater is located at 115 First Street SE in Minot. Admission is $15 adults, $13 for seniors, military and students. Tickets are available in advance online at www.mouseriverplayers.com/tickets or may be purchased at the venue the evening of the performance.

Audiences are advised of some language and innuendo.

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