Beaumont Theater

Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES (arguably her best play) is a compelling indictment of the culture of greed - not to mention a spectacularly well-crafted showcase for a powerhouse actress. Hellman's caustic depiction of America's 'New South' at the turn of the 19th century was first seen on Broadway with Tallulah Bankhead. A few years later, Hellman adapted her script for Bette Davis to star in William Wyler's film. And there have been two Broadway revivals, including one with Anne Bancroft in 1967 right here at the Beaumont. Thus, we were delighted when one of our favorite actresses, Stockard Channing, agreed to return to the Beaumont to tackle the juicy central role of Regina Giddens, the ruthless matriarch of a Southern family who dreams of wealth and social advancement and achieves them at a heavy personal cost. Our production also marked the LCT return of acclaimed director Jack O'Brien (Two Shakespearean Actors), who successfully collaborated with Stockard Channing on LCT's Hapgood in 1994.