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Show 1

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                    art adapted by: s.lemenille

A furiously paced comedy farce by Ken Ludwig

Directed by John Correll
Produced by Sally Brown

The Fox on the Fairway

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) 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. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.

October 6, 13, 19, 20  2012 @8PM
October 14, 2012 @3PM
Tickets: $20.00; Student Tickets available for Oct. 14: $10.00


Cast and Production Members

The Cast The Production/Crew 
Ryan Correll as Justin     John Correll     Director  
Kristina Hernandez as Louise     Sally Brown     Producer
Mike Burdick as Bingham     Barbara Ruban     Stage Manager
Vikki Massulli as Pamela     JoAnne Lemenille    Properties
Tim McGovern as Dickie     Bill McMeekan    Set Design
Beatriz Esteban-Messina as Muriel     Linda Correll/JoAnne Lemenille/Barbara Ruban    Set Decor
Steve Lemenille as Starter's voice     Bill McMeekan    Lighting Design
Jorge Cuoto as the Chef     Jessica Foerst    Lighting Operator
    Glen Crane    Sound Design
    Michael Bieber    Sound Operator
    Barbara Goldstein    Publicity
    Jessica Foerst    Playbill
    Steve Lemenille    Web site
    Renate Bieber    Box Office
    Doris Dias    Costumes
      Info not supplied    House Managers
      Info not supplied    Ushers
      Jorge Cuoto    Stage Crew
      Kristi Sun    Stage Crew
      Steve Lemenille/Jessica Foerst    Photographers
    George Hiltz    Set Construction Chairman
    Bob Smith    Set Construction
      Sal Villani    Set Construction
      Paul Kirsh    Set Construction

The Cast
(Justin) Ryan is happy to return to the WCP stage in this fun production. Previous WCP credits: The Lion in Winter (John), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander). Other theatre credits include: Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Elvis Presley), The Prodigal Son (Jacob), A Few Good Men (Pfc. Downey), Julius Caesar (Octavius), Pvt. Wars (Silvio), Cowboy Mouth (Slim), For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls (Lawrence). Ryan has recently studied acting at The Simon Studio, performing in Chekhov's The Proposal and The Bear. He is also currently studying theatre at Montclair State University, and is a writer and performer in the sketch comedy troupe "The Pavlovian Dog Show".

(Louise) Kristina is delighted to be returning to WCP after last been seen as Laura in WCP's production of The Glass Menagerie. She has been seen in other WCP productions of "Rehearsal for Murder" as Karen Daniels and as Catherine in A View from the Bridge. Kristina thanks the cast and crew for this experience and would also like to give a special thanks to her husband Tim for all of his support, as well as their dog, Hurley, for understanding why his walks had to be cut short.

(Bingham) is thrilled to be appearing again with the Westfield Community Players. He last appeared as the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie. Mike also was seen in WCP's production of Smoke & Mirors and made his WCP debut in WCP's production of Neil Simon's FOOLS as Snetsky. An award winning playwright and director, Mike is closing his eyes and jumping back into acting in a quest to find roles he enjoys as much as past favorites Eugene in Brighton Beach Memories, Pip/Theo in Three Days of Rain, Eddie in High Crimes and Subtle Deceptions and Gravedigger 2 in Gravediggers / Somethin’ Rotten. Thanks to this talented cast and crew and to Carrie and Izzy for doing without me a few times a week.

(Pamela) Vikki would like to thank John Correll for casting her at WCP where she was last seen as Sophia in Fools, Cassie in Rumors, The Bride in There Goes the Bride and Quincy in American Daughter. Vikki has performed on stage both locally and in NYC, in productions such as Alliance Rep's Boy's Life as Lisa, the 2008 NYC Fringe Festival, mulitple roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Essie in CDC's You Can't Take It With You, and others. TV: SNL, One Life to Live & Guiding Light. Member Rep, GIAA & SAG-AFTRA. Love to Jon, Jacob & Cole.

(Dickie) When the words “farce” and “Correll” come together at WCP, odds are so do the words “Timothy” and “McGovern!” Since 1995, Timothy has annoyed theatre-goers in Westfield with his odd sense of humor and questionable acting ability—he is, after all, a physics teacher during the day. He was most recently seen in the most recent show: Don’t Dress for Dinner as Robert. Prior to that, Timothy played the role of Jerry in Squabbles and has also had roles in possibly every Ray Cooney farce seen at WCP. He was John Smith in Caught in the Net, Sgt. Porterhouse in Run for Your Wife, Bill Shorter in There Goes the Bride, and Dr. Bonney in It Runs in the Family. Other favorite shows were Sly Fox, California Suite, Sylvia, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, which is a very special one because he met his future wife, Diane, for the first time. Timothy is dedicating this performance to his wife, and his sons Jack and Brian.

(Muriel) Beatriz is super excited to be making her WCP debut with such a talented cast and crew. Past favorite roles include: Julia in Lend Me a Tenor, the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz and Ethel in Moon Over Buffalo (NJACT 2008 Perry Nomination for Best Ensemble Actress) Among her 50-plus directorial credits, Beatriz is most proud of Anna in the Tropics. A free-lance arts educator during the day, she created and directs the theater programs for Kenmare HS, Marist HS, and St. Joesph School all in Hudson County. Finally, she thanks her husband, Jim, for encouraging this crazy passion for the stage.


Production Staff
(Director) John is very happy to be directing here at Westfield Community Players again. He has also directed for Alliance Repertory Company, Cranford Dramatic Club, Circle Players, and The Villagers Theatre. John has been seen on stage at The Bickford Theatre, The Union County Performing Arts Center, Circle Playhouse, Summit Playhouse, Westfield Community Players, The Villagers Theatre and many more places over many years.

He is a member of Alliance Repertory Company and Innovative Stages in NY. Thank you to this wonderful cast and crew, and to WCP for this great place to play and act.

To Linda ("With God all things are possible, but with out you, Linda, nothing would be worth having.") and to God for everything.

(Producer) Sally once served as Secretary of the Westfield Community Players Board of Directors for several years. Sally is still keeping young (laughter) in her fifth assignment as producer, having served as producer for Fools, The Uninvited, Caught in the Net, Smoke & Mirrors and last season's Don't Dress for Dinner. In her spare time (more laughter), Sally enjoys opera, music history and crossword puzzles. She engages in volunteer activities with a number of local organizations. She thanks her family and the gorgeous young players for their support. Sally finds her experience great fun and loves the entire cast and production team.

(Stage Manager) started with WCP as property master for many shows before branching out into stage managing and received a Perry Award nomination for props for the production of Angel Street. She also assists with set decoration and costumes. Having been on stage in a couple of productions, she would rather leave the acting to the pros and enjoy being in the backstage "hustle and bustle". Barbara also wrote two original plays which were performed at WCP. In addition, one play was performed in Chatham in the Jersey Voices Festival. She had been on the Board of WCP for two years serving as Director of Performance. Barbara is now Vice President of Productions. A legal assistant by day, she thanks WCP for allowing her to express her creative side and her children and grandchildren for their love and support, which makes it all more gratifying.

(Properties) JoAnne appeared as Mrs. Isaac Cohen in last seasons WCP's production of Abie's Irish Rose. She began her WCP experience with her role as Mildred WCP's production of The Cemetery Club. Since that time, JoAnne has been the Properties Mistress for our productions and served on WCP's Board of Directors as Director of Productions. JoAnne recently served as President of WCP for three terms; she is now serving as Director of Performance. JoAnne has been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Properties in a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

She has always been involved in theatre since she was a child back in Union with the Teen Stagers. She has also appeared as Polly in The Boyfriend, Anna in New Girl in Town; Eleanor in Second Time Around (for Regal Productions), and Peggy in Front Page. Besides doing props, she has worked on Scenery and Set Design. Her favorite role was Eleanor in Second Time Around because it gave her the chance to play her husband, Steve's, snobbish and self-centered wife.

JoAnne is a retired teacher of music from the Clark School system where she was the vocal, instrumental and music theory teacher for over twenty years and for which she directed and musical directed the plays for Kumpf School. "I make bead flowers - an old French art of using glass beads." Special thanks to my husband Steve and JoAnn Scanlon for giving me the chance to rekindle my love for the stage, and thanks to a wonderful cast and fabulous crew." It's good to have you back on front stage!!!

(Set/Lighting Designer) Bill not only serves as our set designer, but is currently WCP's Treasurer and serves on the Board of Directors. Bill has recently been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Set Design for a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

(Lighting Operator/Playbill) Jessica is not only versatile at operating the light control board, but also sits on the WCP Board of Directors as Director of Playbill. She has aided in the lighting design of this show. She is also extremely talented as a graphic designer. Much of her art work is displayed throughout our website. Jessica has been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

(Sound Design) Glen has been nominated for a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Sound Design for a Play for Rehearsal for Murder

(Sound Operator)Michael has played smaller and larger roles at WCP and Westfield’s Troupe of Friends free Shakespeare in the Park series. From 1999-2007 he was one of the lead male vocalists in the Daddy-Os and the Grateful Dads in the McKinley Kapers annual variety show. But he most enjoys working tech behind the scenes. Professionally Michael is Associate Chair of the Information Systems Department at NJIT (which also has a Theater Department and regular productions).

(Publicity) To be developed

(Web Master) Besides directing for WCP, Steve also is responsible for our web site. He directed WCP's production of Dial 'M' for Murder, A View from the Bridge and last season's comedy Squabbles. He also has appeared in six consecutive productions here at WCP.

Steve has been involved in theatre since his college days at Jersey City State. He is a retired Social Studies teacher and Drama Director of 29 years with the Hackensack Public Schools. Steve was also a MFA candidate at Montclair State.

He has acted with Tower Players and the Opera Workshop of Jersey City, StageCrafters (Fairlawn), and Bergen County Players. He has also acted in dinner theatre for Regal Productions.

Some of the roles he portrayed were: Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (Tower Players), the Grandfather in The Long Christmas Dinner (Tower Players), Ulysses in Tiger At The Gates (Tower Players), Paul Verrall in Born Yesterday (Bergen County Players), Paul in Barefoot in the Park (Fairlawn), and Michael in Second Time Around and the Inspector in A Shot In The Dark (Regal Productions) and the Grandfather in Kurt Wiell's Down in the Valley (Opera Workshop). Steve portrayed Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stanley in Death of a Salesman, The Magistrate in Fools, and Gen. Oscar Fairfax in Little Mary Sunshine and Kilroy in Don't Drink the Water...all for WCP. Steve was nominated for a 2009 NJACT Perry Award for OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE MEMBER for his role as the Magistrate in Fools.

His directorial credits include: You Can't Take It with You, Harvey, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Gramercy Ghost, George Washington Slept Here, L'il Abner, The King & I, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, The Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, South Pacific, The Music Man, Rehearsal for Death (all for HMS), Dial 'M' for Murder (Stagecrafters/WCP).

Steve was most recently nominated for two (2) 2012 NJACT Perry Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play (As Producer for Rehearsal for Murder) and as Outstanding Featured Male Actor in a Play (Rehearsal for Murder). Steve was also nominated for two (2) NJACT 2011 Perry Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for his role as Justice Lawrence Wargrave in Main Street Theatre's production of And Then There Were None, and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Isaac Cohen in Westfield Community Players production of Abie's Irish Rose.

Steve is currently the webmaster here at WCP. Steve wishes to thank his wife, JoAnne, for getting him back involved with theatre. "Without her support and love, I can accomplish little. Thank you dear!!" Steve also thanks Naomi Yablonsky, Sherrie Ahlin, Maurice Moran and Drude Roessler for making his WCP experiences very special. A special note of thanks to Jessica, Mike, JoAnne and Barbara for their contributions in making this another excellent production. And of course special thanks to this Cast/Crew for their hard work and love of theatre.

(Box Office) Renate has been Director of Tickets since the 08-09 season and enjoys making sure the front of the house runs smoothly. Participating in the chorus of Mikado and Pirates of Penzance with the Gilbert & Sullivan Players of Philadelphia many years ago makes her appreciate the hard work that goes into a production and confirmed her belief that she doesn't want to be on stage. Renate is a substitute teacher in the Westfield School District, a board member of Westfield Hadassah, a member of the Harvest Quilters of Central New Jersey and enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

(Costumes) I’m thrilled with the opportunity to work on this production. My personal goal is to make sure that the actors are comfortable and confident in their appearance on stage. I started working on costumes at the Westfield Community Theater in 2009 with their production of Little Mary Sunshine. At this point I fell in love with costuming. I was asked back to the theater and subsequently invited as the Chairperson of Costumes. I have great respect for the Director and his visions, they inspire me. I thank the production team for their faith in my ideas and their respect for my opinion. And specially my daughter for all the late hours, help and support.

Past credits: Little Mary Sunshine, Don’t Drink the Water, The Second Time Around, Dial M for Murder, Caught In The Net, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Abie’s Irish Rose, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Top Girls, Stuart Little and Bizet’s Carmen

"I am a Costumer, I make clothes for imaginary people." ---Celestine Ranney, 1982

(Stage Crew) One of our youngest "volunteers" here at WCP. Welcome back!

(Stage crew) Jorge is joining WCP for the first time; hopefully not the last.

(Stage crew) Kristi is joining WCP for the first time; hopefully not the last.

(Set Construction Chairman) To be developed

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The Fox on the Fairway is produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.  

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs  

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