The Little Foxes (2007)

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Poster by Maria Bates

by Lillian Hellman

Directed by Jenny Gammon

Performances: Tue 20th – Sat 24th April 2007, Bell Theatre


A cynical play of family greed and revenge not unlike a Greek classical tragedy. Set in the 1900s, the wealthy Hubbard family steal, deceive and plot against each other in their efforts to invest in one of the first cotton mills to industrialize the Deep American South - a plan which will make them millions of dollars. Regina takes dramatic revenge on her sick husband when he obstructs her from taking part in her brothers’ investment. Their daughter, Alexandra, is too young to defy their plans and neither can Aunt Birdie, who drinks to anaesthetize the pain of having married a bully and having lost her own family's plantation to the rapacious Hubbards.

The satiric element of the play consists of its condemnation of the family’s crimes against society. Their ancestors attained wealth by overcharging newly freed slaves and now the Hubbards will create a larger dynasty on the toil of poor workers, who will flock to the cotton mill for its paltry wages.



Thanks must go to, for all their help and co-operation, the Youth Group Directors and their cast and crew and to Jack King and the Crazy Gary boys; to Neil Carmichael, Mike Elliott and Katie Franson (for her help in rehearsal and vocal coaching), Jeanette Hoile, Lauri Morgan and to Simon at the Railway,


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