NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents The Little Foxes, Lillian
Hellman’s classic tale of greed set in a small Alabama town at the turn of
the last century.
Written in 1939 it is definitely considered a classic of 20th century
drama. The title comes from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the Song of Solomon in
the King James version of the Bible, which reads, “Take us the foxes, the
little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” Set
in a small town in Alabama in 1900, it focuses on the struggle for control
of a family business. It was Dorothy Parker who suggested the title..
Ben, Oscar, and Regina, siblings, conspire plot and scheme to get what they
want while the rest of the family feels the fallout.
Lillian Hellman’s riveting drama captures the story of a Southern family
whose selfish pursuit of the American Dream ends up destroying them and
those they love. The Hubbards are bound together by blood, but ripped apart
by disparate desires. Their simple house servant states, “There are people
who eat the earth and other people who stand around and watch them do it.”
The Hubbards are those who “eat the earth.” Three siblings –the
manipulative, scheming Regina; the cruel and arrogant Oscar; and the
possessive Benjamin– have decided to partner together to increase their
already substantial, ill-gotten wealth. There is only one problem: Regina’s
terminally ill husband, Horace, is refusing to give them the $75,000 they
need. And so begins a vicious circle of lying, scheming, cruelty, and
finally, murder. In the end, blood and money mix, with money coming out on
top, leaving a broken family behind.
The Little Foxes is just as timely now as when written. Come join the Hubbards at Ten Broeck Mansion for a night of site specific theatre where you will peek into the lives of
people behaving very badly!
Directed by Dr. Krysta Dennis
Assistant Director Suzanna Bornn
Marquis Heath as CAL
Karen Christina Jones as ADDIE
Janet Hurley Kimlicko as BIRDIE*
Parker Cross as OSCAR
Nick Muscatiello as LEO
Patrick Quinn as MR. MARSHALL
Amy L. Kerr as REGINA
Steven O’Connor as BEN
Molly Waters as ALEXANDRA
Tony Pallone as HORACE*
* Appearing under auspices of Actor’s Equity Association/Members Project
November 17, 18 & 24, at 7:30 p.m.
November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30
November 19 & 26 at 3:00 p.m.
The matinee performance on the 19th of November will be followed by a brief
panel discussion of race and servitude in the production and this time
period closer to home in Albany. The panel will feature Marisa Williamson,
Matthew Kirk, Mary Liz Stewart, Paul Stewart, and Mike Lake. Light
refreshments will be served immediately following.Those who have already
seen the show on a different date are welcome to attend the panel as well.
Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck PL Albany, NY
Tickets ~ $20 Gen Admission/$12 Students & Seniors. Seating is very limited!
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