Palm Beach Dramaworks presents The Little Foxes

Wed 18 Oct, 2017 - Sun 12 Nov, 2017

At the turn of the century in the Deep South, the ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan poison everything they touch. The Little Foxes is a 1939 play by Lillian Hellman, considered a classic of 20th century drama. Its 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.[1] Tallulah Bankhead starred in the original production as Regina Hubbard Giddens.

The play’s focus is Southerner Regina Hubbard Giddens, who struggles for wealth and freedom within the confines of an early 20th-century society where fathers considered only sons as their legal heirs. As a result of this practice, while her two avaricious brothers Benjamin and Oscar have wielded the family inheritance into two independently substantial fortunes, she’s had to rely upon her manipulation of her cautious, timid, browbeaten husband, Horace. He’s no businessman, just her financial support; although he’s pliable enough for her ambition, that ambition has driven him into becoming merely the sickly, wheelchair-bound tool of her insatiable greed.

Showtimes
Oct. 18, 7:30pm
Oct. 19, 7:30pm
Oct. 20, 8:00pm
Oct. 21, 2:00pm
Oct. 22, 2:00pm

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Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561.514.4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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