Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday afternoon I went to the matinee performance of "The Little Foxes" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Following the show the cast took questions from the audience.
This well-known play by Lillian Hellman debuted on Broadway in 1939, starring Tallulah Bankhead and was turned into a 1941 movie starring Bette Davis. But it was new to me.
The first act was a little slow but by the time the show was over I really enjoyed this look at the not-so-nice Hubbard family of Demopolis, Alabama in 1900. Despite being 70 years old the issues tackled by the play (race, sexism, greed) still seem fresh today.
The most famous actors in the cast are Kelly McGillis (in the green dress) and Julia Duffy (seated to McGillis' right).