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  The Little Foxes at Antaeus Theater

The Little Foxes

Antaeus Theater
110 E. Broadway Glendale

Lillian Hellman's dark tale of greed, deceit and betrayal is the story of a family in crisis. Set in the Deep South of 1900 where women have scant options and men seem to hold all the power, Regina Giddens will stop at nothing - even blackmail - to wrest the family business away from her scheming brothers.

Thru - Dec 10, 2018

Mondays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm


Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-506-1983

antaeus.org/shows/the-little-foxes/



  The Little Foxes Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Watson, one of L.A.'s busiest intimate-theater directors, has a particular skill for calibrating the emotional clockwork of a group scene. His actors know what to do, where to look, how to react at every moment, so they're just as entertaining in the background as they are at center stage. John Iacovelli's sets are almost always spectacular, but the perfection of this one - through a set of glass doors off to the right, he has placed an ingeniously foreshortened dining room, which somehow seats most of the cast - attests to how thoughtfully the Antaeus team conceived and realized this mesmerizing, subtly topical revival."
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Margaret Gray


Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...High drama periodically interrupts the cordial intimacy of the siblings, as whenever Regina disagrees with her brothers, or when Oscar often rudely dismisses his wife Birdie's na´ve actions. Jocelyn Towne immediately grabs centerstage each time she flitters and fusses as Birdie. Towne imbues her Birdie with a hyper-energetic desire to make people happy, dosed with the realization that she's never going to be happy herself. Towne's tragic breakdown in the third act's simply heart-wrenching. Brava, Ms. Towne!"
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Gil Kaan


Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...The Little Foxes is perfection. Every creative and technical choice made by this gifted creative and technical team pays off. The show washes over you effortlessly, swift in its pleasures, profound in its understanding of human greed and misery - but also of human love and loss. It is a monumental achievement."
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Samuel Garza Bernstein


Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Lillian Hellman might have written The Little Foxes in post-Depression 1939, but her tale of the Alabama Hubbard clan's quest for even more filthy lucre hasn't aged a day, just one reason her three-act Southern-fried melodrama makes for an especially scrumptious Antaeus Theatre Company three-course meal."
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Steven Stanley


On Stage Los Angeles - Highly Recommended

"...Antaeus dedication to high quality productions of classic as well as classical theatre is at its pinnacle in this presentation. Direction, acting and tech meld to present a play worthy of high praise."
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Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...They just don't write them like this anymore. Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes runs two-and-a-half hours and is structured in three acts (a rarity these days) - yet its tale of an avaricious Southern family at each other's throats over a promising business deal flies by like lightning. Premiering on Broadway in 1939, adapted for the screen in 1941 and revived in New York at least 4 times over the years, the play is given a splendid rendering by Antaeus Theatre Company."
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Iris Mann


Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...The Antaeus Theatre Company production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes is utterly spellbinding. The evening flies by. Do not miss this show!"
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Paul Myrvold


Haines His Way - Highly Recommended

"...Towne seems a scattered and beleaguered former Southern belle, she admits she has not had a single day of happiness since her marriage, and yet she imbues love and kindness with every breath. Strong support is given by Timothy Adam Venable, William L. Warren and July Louise Johnson. John Iacovelli designed the richly appointed parlor setting that many members of the audience would have been happy to move in to. Terri A. Lewis designed the gorgeous period costumes. Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes is a true American classic and Antaeus has given it a sterling revival to be remembered for years to come."
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Rob Stevens


On Stage and Screen - Recommended

"...But, refreshingly, the show agrees it is infuriating, and eventually, the tables turn in terms of which gender holds the power. Regina proves she is never to be underestimated, and even Alexandra, who starts the play as rather na´ve, grows a spine, a newfound fire in her eyes offering hope for the future. The Little Foxes illuminates the greed and discontent at the center of many financially successful families, at once a cautionary tale and also an empowering one of how women can forge their own path in a male-dominated world-although preferably by using methods less sadistic than Regina's."
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Erin Conley


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