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Indian Valley to put on dinner theater comedy

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The cast of Indian Valley Theatre's "Fox and the Fairway" includes (top row, from left) Tom Merkel, Brian Pross, Chuck Gebbia, (bottom row) Debbie Merkel, Kari Frantzen and Gina Palmer.

Mark your calendars for the hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, “Fox on the Fairway,” presented by Indian Valley Theatre.

This hilarious romp pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. It’s a madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf.

Tom Merkel of Sandwich portrays Bingham, the manager of the Quail Valley Country Club, which is locked in a heated rivalry with a country club headed by the irritating Dickie (Chuck Gebbia of Sandwich). Dickie makes a huge personal bet with Bingham over the tournament that is about to tee off. However, what Dickie doesn’t realize is that Bingham has a trick up his sleeve that even Bingham didn’t expect!

Performances will be Feb. 20 through 23 at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; on Sunday, dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and the show will begin at 2 p.m.

The show is for mature audiences only.

Tickets cost $26 and can be ordered online at For questions or more information, email or call toll-free and leave a message at 866-365-8889.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.

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