THE LITTLE FOXES

By
Lillian Hellman

Directed by
Doris Burkett

At the Gilbert Auditorium

February 18 & 19, 1960

Picture a charming home in the South. Into this peaceful scene put the prosperous, despotic Hubbard family—Ben, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Oscar’s son Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina, wickedly clever—each trying to outwit the other. In contrast, meet lonely intimidated Birdie, whom Oscar wed for her father’s cotton fields; wistful Alexandra, Regina’s daughter; and Horace, ailing husband of Regina, between whom a breach has existed for years. The conflict in these lives has been caused by Ben’s ambition to erect a cotton mill. The brothers still lack $75,000 to complete the transaction. This, they hope, will come from Horace, who has been in a hospital with a heart ailment. Horace is beset by his relatives the first hour of his homecoming, but refuses to commit himself. Desperate, Leo and Oscar plan for Leo to take $80,000 worth of bonds from Horace’s safe-deposit box. Horace, discovering the theft, informs his wife that he has willed the bonds to her, calling it a loan. Cruelly, Regina recalls their unhappy married life, causing Horace to be stricken with a severe attack. Then Regina blackmails her brothers into giving her 75% of the business instead of their planned 33 1/3%, or she will reveal their theft.

Courtesy of Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

CAST      
ADDIE RUTH MILLER THOMPSON
CAL  REX SPARGEN  
BIRDIE HUBBARD LIL WILLIAMS  
OSCAR HUBBARD  LES LEGATE  
LEO HUBBARD ANCEL COOK  
REGINA GIDDENS  JUNE HOLDEN  
WILLIAM MARSHALL HARTLEY POWELL  
BENJAMIN HUBBARD  MCMILLAN LAMBERT
ALEXANDRA GIDDENS BILLIE RUTH WARREN
HORACE GIDDENS JERRY YOUNG