Dixie State Summer Comedy Storm explores the lighter side of theater

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State University theater department invites the community to the DSU Summer Comedy Storm Season, featuring performances of “Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig, “Dancers” by Horton Foote and “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh.

  • “Fox on the Fairway”

Inspired by both English farce and the outrageous Marx Brothers, playwright Ludwig hits a hole in one with this hilarious door-slamming comedy. As they approach the annual tournament with their yearly rivals, a simple bet sends the whole country club into a tizzy that shakes up their normally humdrum club routine. What starts as a simple bet and ends with faulty and misguided information, this “What’s what?” and “Who’s who?” comedy fashions a set of outrageous comedic drama that sets it apart from any game of golf the country club has ever seen. Prepare for side-stitching amusement; this comedy is a must-see component. Directed by Kelly Thomas, this production is suitable for most audiences.

“Fox on the Fairway” will be performed June 20 and 27 and July 8, 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

  • “Dancers”

With the classic flare of a traditional yet charismatic old folks’ home, the comedy “Dancers” approaches life, aging and the human experience with a zing and pizzazz that will leave you rolling. After his mother’s passing, Kevin befriends a lonely woman in the home, Julia. His instinctive desire to protect her puts him at odds with her cranky and misanthropic roommate, Jack. Kevin and Julia’s friendship threatens Jack and inspires him to commit several outrageous pranks, putting the three of them at odds with the home’s nursing staff. A comedic shell full of meaningful life lessons, “Dancers” is truly a way to laugh and leave the theatre with a smile on your face. Directed by Varlo Davenport, this production contains mild adult language and is suitable for most audiences.

“Dancers” will be performed June 22 and 28 and July 1, 6, 12, 15 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • “The Cripple of Inishmaan”

With a crippled leg and a strong will to fend for himself, Cripple Billy, a young Irish boy on the Island of Inishmore, jumps at his chance to break free of his oppressed lifestyle when a famous American director visits a nearby island to audition anyone who is interested in coming to America to be an actor in his movie. The determined boy that he is, Billy is willing to do anything to get there – but at what cost?

Being his first trip away from home, his family and friends are thrown for a loop by Cripple Billy’s newfound determination for independence. Known as a dark comedy, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is an ideal balance of delightful amusement that will awaken your sense of hope and real life experience. Directed by Josh Scott, this production contains heavy adult language, some mature situations and dark humor It may not be suitable for some audiences.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” will be performed June 21, 24 and 29 and Jul. 5, 13 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

General admission for each concert is $10 per ticket and can be purchased by calling the DSU Box Office at 435-652-7800 or online. Children under age 7 are not allowed. Audience members are asked to arrive early as a courtesy.

For more information on the DSU Summer Comedy Storm Season and the fine arts at DSU, contact Mark Houser at 435-879-4384.

Event flyer | Image courtesy of Dixie State University
Event flyer | Image courtesy of Dixie State University

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