Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


May 14, 2014

No golf pro needed: Audiences need not be golf experts to enjoy Far Off Broadway Players comedy

GLASGOW — Nick Swayne knew very little about golf when he began rehearsals for Far Off Broadway Players’ production of the adult comedy, “Fox on the Fairway.”

“I’m not a golfer, but I’m learning quite a lot,” said the actor.

The play is set in the Quail Valley Country Club as preparations begin for the annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament, during which Quail Valley club members will face their long-standing rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club.

The story line involves serious wagers, tangled love affairs and a disappearing diamond ring, according to a press release about the play.

Swayne plays the role of Justin Hicks.

“He is a lovable type of guy,” Swayne said. “He means well. He’s very much a momma’s boy.”

Hicks proposes to his fiance´, but nearly loses his mind when she misplaces his grandmother’s ring.

Playing the role of his fiance´, Louise, is Sayard Kelly.

Louise works as a waitress at the club.

“She is very emotional and she’s a little bit flighty,” Kelly said of her character. “She can burst into tears at any moment without any warning.”

Making her directing debut is Peggy Goodman.

Goodman is typically on stage and not behind the scenes.  

“It’s been a good experience,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed working with everybody and putting it together.”

Rehearsals began in late January.

 “It’s come together real well,” she said. “I’m just real pleased how it has all worked out.”

Goodman praised the cast members.

“They are tremendous. Everybody is getting into characters so much you just believe right away,” she said. “They’ve worked really hard. They are all really good.”

Among Kelly and Swayne, others appearing in the play are: Earl Hammons, Danielle Englehart and Randy Chapman.

The thespian group chose to present the play as a dinner theater-type production after receiving so many requests from FOBP fans.

“We had one two years ago and people have been asking when we were going to do another one,” Goodman said.

As for being identified as an adult comedy, she said, “There’s a little bit of language. There’s no nudity or violence. It does have adult themes and it isn’t something kids would really enjoy.”

Although “Fox on the Fairway” is about golf, Goodman said audiences don’t need to understand the game to enjoy the play.

The last day to make reservations for the play is Thursday.

Reservations can be made by calling the Cave City Convention Center at 270-773-3131.

Tickets are $30 and include the price of the meal. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. on May 23 and 24, with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


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