ACT 1 is thrilled to invite you to Lillian Hellman’s "The Little Foxes,” our fourth show of the 2017/2018 season.
Set in an Alabama town, some 35 years after the end of the Civil War, Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes,” one of the modern masterpieces of the American theater, weaves a tale of avarice and greed among a decaying Southern family, battling society and one another for their continued place of prominence and authority amid changing times and the encroachment of forces from outside their control. At the center of the story is Regina Giddens, an imperious and aging Southern belle eager to claim her birthright at a time when only the sons of the well-to-do were able to inherit family fortunes. As she ...fights with her nefarious brothers, Ben and Oscar (and Oscar’s ne’er-do-well son, Leo), she lashes out at her complacent and ineffectual husband Horace Giddens, demanding he accede to her demands so that she might rightfully assume command of a family dynasty long denied her, and at her powerless and pitiable sister-in-law Birdie (Oscar’s abused wife). While all this plays out against a backdrop of supposed Southern gentility, Regina becomes more ruthless and more grasping, leading to the loss of her daughter’s love and the ultimate realization that she is completely alone in the world. Be careful what you wish for, Regina.
"The Little Foxes" is directed by Jeffrey Ellis and features Caroline Davis, Brooke Leigh Davis, Gio Galeano, Craig Hartline, Josh Kiev, Helen Shute-Pettaway, Austin Jeffrey Smith, Greg Welsch, Rob Wilds, and Rachel Woods.
Performances are at 7:30pm for the May 4th-5th, 10th-12th, and 17th-19th evening performances, with 2:30pm matinees on May 6th and 13th.
Please note: Our Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can, and students (college and high school) get in free on Sundays. To take advantage of either special, please buy your tickets at the door, not in advance.