It's 1919 and the US naval base in Newport, Rhode Island, is mired in 'conditions of vice'. Mr Vole has a plan to clean it up. He orders a group of young sailors to infiltrate Newport's dens of depravity, meet other young sailors and have sex with them; then uses their graphic reports to conduct a string of arrests. Only when the investigation snares an Episcopal priest does it explode in a scandal that reaches up to the highest level of government. Based on a real-life sex scandal, "A Hole in the Fence" is a comic exploration of desire, duplicity, and the slippery terrain of public morality.
David Foley's plays have been performed across the United States and in many European countries. He has received the Dramarama Award, the Southwest Theatre Association Award, and been nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. He was a founding member of Wash & Fold Theatre Project.