The filthy rich
By JORGE SANCHEZ
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 20, 2001
The story of a power-hungry Southern family comes to Playhouse 19 this weekend with Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes.
The scathing melodrama is cold and cynical, exposing a family of evil people who seem to taint everything they touch with their venom.
The Little Foxes, whose name is taken from a passage in the Song of Solomon, has quite a background. Tallulah Bankhead portrayed the lead character, Regina, onstage when the play opened on Broadway in 1939. In the movie version released in 1941, Betty Davis took over the role.
The Playhouse 19 cast includes Jackie Tompkins, as the scheming Regina Hubbard Giddens, Robbie Bradley as Horace Giddens, Jenny Sneed as Alexandra Giddens; Juanda Marsh as Addie, Jacki Hull as Birdie Hubbard; Steve Bowman as Oscar Hubbard; Kevin Gorinshteyn as Leo Hubbard; Greg Wilker as William Marshall; David Easter as Benjamin Hubbard and Robbie Bradley as Horace Giddens. Wilker is also the director.
At a glance
The Little Foxes at Playhouse 19, 865 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River. Play runs Thursdays through Sundays from tonight to May 13. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays and on May 5. Tickets are $12. Call 563-1333.
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