The Little Foxes Tickets
Lillian Hellman’s old southern classic The Little Foxes has been revived and is now being staged on Broadway. Considered a classic of 20th century drama, The Little Foxes drives its name from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the Song of Solomon in the King James Bible, which reads “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” A 2-hour, 35 minutes play with two intermissions, The Little Foxes has a star-studded cast, consisting of Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney. The play is being staged at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, located in Midtown Manhattan. If you appreciate Broadway plays, this one will surely not disappoint. The tickets are available, so get The Little Foxes tickets now.
The Little Foxes Tickets
Laura Linney has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, while Cynthia Nixon has won a Tony Award. In addition, both actresses have won a variety of other awards as well, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and others.
The play is set in 1900 Alabama and revolves around the scheming and conniving Regina Giddens and her ruthless family, especially her brothers Oscar and Benjamin. Regina is particular at odds with her sister-in-law Birdie, Oscar’s wife and an alcoholic (the roles of Regina and Birdie are alternatively played by Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney), over family fortune. At the same time, Regina is also at odds with the society where sons are considered the only legal heirs to their fathers’ wealth and fortune.
Being a woman in the old South is Regina’s biggest handicap, so she uses her timid, cautious and browbeaten husband, Horace, for her machinations. Horace is not the scheming type, but merely a pawn in his wife’s grand scheme of things.
As the story unfolds, the viewers find out that Oscar did not marry Birdie for love, but for her money. Birdie’s family owns cotton plantation fields and Oscar married Birdie to acquire those. Once Oscar is in possession of his wife’s wealth, he joins hands with his brother Benjamin to build a cotton mill. However, the brothers are short of $75,000. To raise money, the brothers approach their sister, Regina, and ask her to invest in the business. To earn his sister’s confidence, Oscar proposes marriage between his son Leo and Regina’s daughter, Alexandra. However, Alexandra and her father, Horace hate the idea of marriage between first cousins.
Regina wants to invest in the business and out rightly asks her husband for money, which he refuses. Leo, who works in the bank, has access to Horace’s railroad bonds and he is pressurized into stealing them.
Horace finds out about this and is furious at his wife and her family. So, he threatens his wife that he is changing his will, bequeathing all of his wealth to his daughter. He also threatens to state that he gave those bonds to Leo as a loan, which would cut Regina out of the deal completely. While he is shouting at Regina, Horace suffers a heart attack and Regina makes no effort to help him. As a result, Horace dies without changing his will and now nobody except Regina knows that he wanted to change his will.
The scheming Regina now plays another hand. She threatens her brothers that she would go to the police and report Leo’s theft unless they agree to give her 75% ownership of the cotton mill. In the process, however, she loses the love and respect of her daughter, Alexandra, who learns a lifelong lesson that one mustn’t sit idly while others do evil. She tells her mother that she is abandoning her. So now, Regina has the wealth that she had always wanted, but at the cost of a daughter who has abandoned her, a dead husband and brothers who refuse to talk to her. At last, she is rich, but alone.
There is more to The Little Foxes than a sentimental look at the Old South
This play is not an emotional journey back in time, or reliving a bygone era. Rather, despite being written by Lillian Hellman ages ago, it still resonates with the modern time and is a commentary on present day decay of the American society. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons why this play keeps getting revived every so often.
If you think “money can’t buy happiness” is a cliché, then watch this play. It is likely that Lillian Hellman will change your mind in less than 3-hours. Just get The Little Foxes tickets now.