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Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway at The Halle in Apex Is a Frantically Fast Fun Farce

Apex, NC’s Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts a theater company called The Peak Ensemble Players, and they have produced another winner with Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, a frantic farce directed by Kathleen Rudolph. But we expected no less. Ludwig’s work has recently graced the Triangle Area with plenty of grins and giggles… Read More ›

The Forest Moon Theater's community-theater presentation of Shakespeare in Hollywood stars (from left) Abbe Fralix as Puck, Victoria Blake as Olivia, and Tom Barbieri as Oberon (photo by David Leone)

Puck’s Miscues Turn Shakespeare in Hollywood into a Madhouse of Love-Potion-Induced Love Triangles

Local stages have frequently treated us to the comic works of Ken Ludwig. In recent years, Triangle area audiences have laughed at Moon Over Buffalo, Lend Me a Tenor, and Leading Ladies. Now Forest Moon Theater in Wake Forest has given us yet another Ken Ludwig comedy. Directed by Bob Baird and concluding its two-week… Read More ›

N.C. State University Theatre will stage Leading Ladies Feb. 11-14 and 17-21 in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall

Never Underestimate the Comedic Potential of Men in Dresses in Leading Ladies at N.C. State University

Never underestimate the comedic potential of men in dresses. The leading men of Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies play the “leading ladies.” in the current N.C. State University Theatre production of this 2004 farce, set Ludwig’s hometown of York, PA, in the 1950s and directed by director of University Theatre John C. McIlwee. Leo (Alex Smith)… Read More ›

"Crazy for You" stars Carly Grissom and Joshua Keen (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s STAS Production of “Crazy for You” Is Dazzling

Performing last night for the first time in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, students from the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Master Summer Theatre Arts School (STAS) presented a dazzling production of Crazy for You, the Tony Award®-winning 1992 adaptation of the 1930 George and… Read More ›

"Crazy for You" stars Carly Grissom and Joshua Keen (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

“Crazy for You” Combines Glorious Gershwin Tunes with the Knee-Slapping Comedy of Ken Ludwig

The North Carolina Theatre Conservatory will stage Crazy for You on Aug. 14-16 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. The award-winning 1992 Broadway and 1993 West End musical features music by George Gershwin (1898-1937), lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), and a book… Read More ›

emple Theatre will present Ken Ludwig's knee-slapping farce, "Fox on the Fairway," directed by Craig Rhyne, on April 2-5 and 9-12

Ken Ludwig’s “Fox on the Fairway” Is Fine Farcical Fare for Temple Theatre Patrons

“Golf,” according to Mark Twain, “is a good walk spoiled.” Be that as it may, what happens in the club house is often just as dramatic — and in the case of The Fox on the Fairway, playwright Ken Ludwig’s take on the sport and its aficionados, hilarious as all get-out. When the curtain rises… Read More ›

Hot Summer Nights Strikes Again with Ken Ludwig’s Hilarious “The Fox on the Fairway”

High-stakes bets, mild sexual tension, and a healthy dose of farcical humor await viewers of Hot Summer Nights’ latest offering—Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway.” The story takes place in the tap room at the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club, thoroughly brought to life by Alex van Blommestein’s 80s-lodge-inspired set, complete with wood… Read More ›