JUNE - Carroll College Summer Theatre
“Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig
Director: Chuck Driscoll
Performances: There will be nine performances on - June 14, 15 & 16; 21, 22 & 23; 28,29 & 30. 7:30 pm for all performances, no matinees in the summer, so you can play more golf!
About the Play
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Shakespeare in Hollywood) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. This is a fast-paced and high energy evening filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans; it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and mankind's eternal love affair with... golf.
Coming for the 2013-14 Season!
Here is the plan for our Season. More details will follow.
October 2013 - Clue - The Musical by DePietro & Chiodo The internationally popular game is now a fun filled musical which brings the world's best know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.
December 2013 – A Weekend of One-Acts The students in THT 311 Play Direction demonstrate what they have learned by directing Carroll College students in one-act plays over two nights in the Carroll College Theatre. We won’t know which shows they have selected until Mid-terms, so stay tuned. We do know you will love their work as these are wonderful evenings!
February 2014 – Lysistrata by Aristophanes Guest Director Rebecca Ryland, MFA, brings one of the worlds’ oldest comedies about one of the worlds’ oldest problems. Aristophanes wrote the play in the style of Greek Old Comedy a style that was definitlely not Politically-Correct. The women of Greece force the men to choose between Love or War, by withholding sex until the men stop going to war! This classic was last performed here in the 1970’s. This play is studied as part of various classes across campus and in response to requests from professors and students in History, Literature, Sociology and theatre, we have chosen to bring it back! Warning! This is for mature audiences, not intended for children. But this modern version will make modern audiences as much as the ancient version made the ancients laugh!
April 2014 – Theatre for Children This will be a classic tale for children directed by a Carroll College Theatre Student who will be selected by the theatre faculty based on a review of the submitted proposal. They will submit their proposals by December 2013 and we will announce the selection in January 2014. May the best one win!
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Our Theatre Spaces
The Carroll College Theatre - Originally built in 1916 as the college gym. In 1995 theatre faculty and students remodeled it to serve as our home. It is on the north side of St. Charles hall, across from the Corette library.
- Seating - The theatre seats 200, on a first come - first served basis. No reserved seating is available.
- Show Night Parking is available in the spaces outside the theatre, in the Library Lot or the adjacent lots to the east.
The Merton Acting Studio - Is located in the basement of the Cube, below the dining room and the bookstore.
- Seating - Seats 70. First come, first seated. No late arrivals can be admitted. Come early!
- Show night parking is availabe in the lot of the Cube.
Seating and Ticket information
We feature Festival Seating
- There is no assigned seating in our theatre, however we can hold seats if you are coming from out-of-town. Call our box office voicemail at 447-4304 and leave your name, the number of seats, and the date, and we will hold the seats until 5 minutes before the show.
- Seating is on a first come- first seated basis. We recommend that you arrive early to get the seats you want, but we don't have any bad seats. The auditorium opens 30 minutes before showtime for those who want the best seats.
Ticket Prices for our shows
- Summer Shows - $15 for all seats.
- Mainstage Shows - General Admission is $10. Students/Seniors are $8.
- Theatre for Children Shows - General Admission is $5, Children under 12 are $3.
- Showcase Productions - $5 for any seat.
- Carroll College Faculty and Staff - free with one guest, except for Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
- Carroll College Students - free any performance, except Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
- Carroll Theatre Majors/Minors or Carroll students enrolled in Theatre classes - Free to any performance.
- Members of the press or media who are covering the production - free to any perfomance. Please contact Chuck Driscoll 447-4309 to make arrangements.
We can accept cash or checks. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards at this time.