The Little Foxes

May 19, 2017

7:30 PM

Trinity School Auditorium

The senior class is proud to present The Little Foxes by Lilliam Hellman. The play will be performed Thursday, May 18 for the students and Friday May 19 for the general public at 730 in the evening in the Trinity School Auditorium. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $16 for families. Lillian Hellman is considered to be one of the great American playwrights of the 20th century alongside Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. It is one of the great works of realism alongside Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The characters in the play present an excellent challenge for the student actors. The Little Foxes focuses on the struggle of Regina Hubbard Giddens to achieve financial independence and freedom in a time when men were the sole heirs of their fathers’ fortune. The story is set in 1905 in the South. Regina’s avaricious brothers, Oscar and Ben, have built their own fortunes out of the family’s cotton plantation and the cotton plantation of Oscar’s wife Birdie. Oscar and Ben are planning to build a cotton mill with the help of a northern industrialist, William Marshall. Oscar and Ben need additional money from Regina’s husband, Horace, who owns the local bank. Regina’s task is to get her ailing husband Horace to supply the funds and gain a stake in the new business. Horace is opposed to the construction of the mill, because he knows that the Hubbards will take advantage of the town. The story is one of theft, blackmail and betrayal. The title of the play is taken from Song of Songs 2:15, “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”