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The Little Foxes

ISBN: 978-0-8222-0677-4
Full Length, Drama
6 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 10, Interior
FEE: $80 per performance.
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THE STORY: Picture a charming home in the South. Into this peaceful scene put the prosperous, despotic Hubbard familyóBen, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Oscarís son Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina, wickedly cleveróeach trying to outwit the other. In contrast, meet lonely intimidated Birdie, whom Oscar wed for her fatherís cotton fields; wistful Alexandra, Reginaís daughter; and Horace, ailing husband of Regina, between whom a breach has existed for years. The conflict in these lives has been caused by Benís ambition to erect a cotton mill. The brothers still lack $75,000 to complete the transaction. This, they hope, will come from Horace, who has been in a hospital with a heart ailment. Horace is beset by his relatives the first hour of his homecoming, but refuses to commit himself. Desperate, Leo and Oscar plan for Leo to take $80,000 worth of bonds from Horaceís safe-deposit box. Horace, discovering the theft, informs his wife that he has willed the bonds to her, calling it a loan. Cruelly, Regina recalls their unhappy married life, causing Horace to be stricken with a severe attack. Then Regina blackmails her brothers into giving her 75% of the business instead of their planned 33 1/3%, or she will reveal their theft.
A milestone in American drama.