Blindfolded Tyler Millslagle tries to hit a golf ball off of Melissa Barnard in the production of the Fox and the Fairway. The farce by Ken Ludwig kicks off the seventh season of the Black Hills State University Summer Stage this week. Both Millslagle and Barnard are speech communications majors from Rapid City.
The seventh season of the Black Hills State University Summer Stage kicks off Thursday with The Fox and the Fairway, a farce by Ken Ludwig. The show runs July 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and July 14 at 2:30 p.m.

The Fox and the Fairway begins as Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the annual inter-club golf tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the tournament plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters and an exploding vase.

Cast members for The Fox and the Fairway include: Logan Sulentic, former BHSU student, playing Justin; Hannah Kloiber, business administration and theatre major from Parker, Colo., playing Louise; Tyler Millslagle, speech communications major from Rapid City, playing Bingham; Melissa Barnard, speech communications major from Rapid City, playing Pamela; Tyler Steffens, speech communications major from Box Elder, playing Dickie; and Elysia Pederson, speech communications major from Spearfish, playing Muriel.

The BHSU Summer Stage schedule includes two more productions:  The Adventures of Mr. Toad, a musical by Piers Chater Robinson. Performances will run for two weeks with show dates July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m.

The season wraps up with Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore with performances Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

All performances will be in the Pangburn Theatre. The theatre is handicapped accessible. Reservations are recommended. To make reservations or learn more visit www.BHSU.edu/Theatre, call 605.642.6171, or email Summer.Stage@BHSU.edu. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors $9 for students and $6 for ages 17 and under. Season passes are also available: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $20 for students.