By PAM HARBAUGH
It’s been said that when it comes to comedy, timing is everything.
That theatrical truism rang loud and clear at a recent rehearsal for “The Fox on the Fairway,” the comedy opening Friday, Aug. 7, at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
Indeed. Director Peg Girard took about 20 minutes to tighten up a 30 second stage bit in which actor Terrence Girard’s character gets 86’ed by Rachel Greshes’ character. Ms. Girard took delight in demonstrating to Ms. Gresches exactly how to deliver a knuckle sandwich to her husband, Terrence. That was, of course, all in character and all for this madcap show by farce meister Ken Ludwig.
Here’s a video of a little bit of the goings-on.
SIDE O’ GRITS: “The Fox on the Fairway” opens Aug. 7 and runs through Sept. 13 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets now available online. $25 general and $23 seniors, military and students. Call 321-723-6935 or visit www.MyMCT.org.