The Classic Melodrama
The Citadel Theatre opens their season with Lillian Hellman's 1939 drama The Little Foxes. A morally complex and deliciously melodramatic work, it's set in turn-of-the-century Alabama, where the old order of land owners are being losing out to the new merchant class. The story centers on the Hubbard family, which is split apart by all manner of scheming and skulduggery as various family members vie for power.
The Little Foxes originally opened on Broadway in 1939. It was subsequently adapted for the silver screen in 1941, and more recently was revived on the Broadway stage with Cynthia Nixon, Laura Linney and Michael McKean.