Timothy Devery plays Dickie in The Fox on the Fairway, the fourth show of the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Ken Ludwig.
Question: Who is Dickie? What is he like?
Timothy Devery: Dickie is a bit like his name. He is the owner of the rival country club. Dickie and Bingham don't like each other very much, because Dickie likes to cheat at everything. Dickie makes a bet with Bingham about an upcoming golf tournament.
Q: What is fun about playing a character like Dickie?
T.D.: He's the worst jerk I've ever played because he doesn't learn any lessons. It's enjoyable to be a jerk to everyone on stage at all times; Dickie isn't nice to anyone, except one exception.
Q: What will an audience enjoy about The Fox on the Fairway?
T.D.: There are a lot of high-action hijinks going on at all times. There is something to enjoy in all the scenes, it's an adventure.
Q: Of all the actors in the cast, including you, who would have the worst golf score?
T.D.: Two actors play golf, so they would probably win. And then based on things important in golf, like upper arm strength and the ability to stand on two legs, I'd go with me. I would have the worst golf score. I would hit the ball into traps more often than not. I would slice to the left, if that's what a slice is. I don't know; there's a hook and a slice, one of them is left and one of them is right. I will do one of them all the time.
The Fox on the Fairway opens Friday, March 8 and runs through Saturday, March 23 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.
Rush Tickets may be available before each performance for $8.00 for students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.
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