Tracy Michelle Arnold plays Regina in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes directed by Frank Galati, at Asolo Repertory Theatre.
Tracy Michelle Arnold plays Regina in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Frank Galati, at Asolo Repertory Theatre.
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The Little Foxes begins performances tonight at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Two-time Tony winner Frank Galati directs.

Lillian Hellman's play is set in 1900 in the racially stratified South, where the wily Regina Hubbard Giddens and her two brothers, Oscar and Ben Hubbard, will stop at nothing to obtain the fortune they so desperately desire. But when Regina's ailing husband threatens to throw a wrench in their corrupt plan to bring a cotton mill to their small Alabama town, the Hubbard siblings' sinister ways reach the pinnacle of deceit.

"Why is it important to return to The Little Foxes now in 2017? Because this play is profoundly important in changing the conversation about race and class in America," said Galati. "True then and true now, it boldly and shrewdly reveals the sinister relationship between institutional racism and capitalism. The Little Foxes presents a family portrait, and the family in crisis plays out its drama at a particular historical moment and in a very specific economic environment."

Featured in the cast is TayLar (Addie), Sean Blake (Cal), Denise Cormier (Birdie Hubbard), Matt DeCaro (Oscar Hubbard), Scott Kuiper (Leo Hubbard), Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens), Tom Coiner (William Marshall), William Dick (Ben Hubbard), Kelly Elizabeth Smith (Alexandra Giddens), and David Breitbarth (Horace Giddens).

The creative team includes Alan E. Schwanke (scenic design), Tracy Dorman (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design), Matthew Parker (sound design), Dan Granke (fight direction), and Michelle Hart (hair, wig, and make-up design).

Performances continue through April 15.

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