Mary Baldwin Theatre Presents The Little Foxes

March 18, 2004

Mary Baldwin University presents Lillian Hellman’sThe Little FoxesMarch 31 to April 3 at 8 p.m. and April 4 at 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Hall.

Set in 1900 in the Deep South,The Little Foxesis the story of Regina Gibbons and her brothers, who control their small Southern town. According to director Terry Southerington, Lillian Hellman, who is probably best known forThe Children’s Hour, writes strong characters and emotionally charged situations often balanced by the weak character caught in the middle. The Little Foxes is no exception as the members of the family struggle for power over the town and over each other. The tension builds as control shifts from one to another as each, in turn, gains the upper hand.

The cast is led by Ash White, playing the strong-willed Regina, with Todd Ristau as the husband who tries to thwart her plans. Kent Zimmerman and Michael Lafferty play Regina’s conniving brothers, Ben and Oscar Hubbard. Mandy King, as the aristocratic sister-in-law, and Samantha Sprole and Trent Westbrook as the young cousins complete the family, who are ably served by Christi Allen as Addie and Charmice Hardy as Cal. Michael Durland portrays Marshall, the rich businessman from Chicago, who can set their hopes, dreams, and most important their fortunes into motion.

Reservations are strongly recommended. The campus box office is open for credit-card reservations Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (540) 887-7189. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.