By Mike Greife, February 12, 2016
WARRENSBURG, MO - The Department of the Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri will present its mainstage production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes Feb. 17-21 in the James L. Highlander Theatre. The play will be presented under the direction of guest director Jill Szoo Wilson at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-20, and 2 p.m. Feb. 21.
Reserved and general admission tickets for The Little Foxes are available at the theatre box office in Wood 128 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or by calling the box office at 660-543-8811. Admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for UCM faculty, staff, and senior citizens, military and $7 for students. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.
UCM students featured in this production are Jessica Baxter as Regina Giddens, a middle-aged divorcee with a hunger for money; Zachary Craft as Horace Giddens, the terminally ill ex-husband of Regina; Marisa Perry as Alexandra Giddens, the young, loving daughter to Horace and Regina; Bryson Kentworthy as Oscar Hubbard, the conniving gold digger and brother to Regina; Jennifer Scott as Birdie Hubbard, the wealthy alcoholic tied down to Oscar; Connor Bosworth as Leo Hubbard, the innocent young son of Birdie and Oscar; Nicholas Pogue as Ben Hubbard, Regina’s second brother and Oscar’s partner in crime; Jackie Price as Addie, the Hubbard’s ethical and pleasant maid; Jeremy Simpson as Cal, the bumbling and mild-mannered servant; and Dane Schnake as William Marshall, the unsuspecting businessman.
The Little Foxes is a 20th Century classic about an Alabama family who struggles for wealth and power over family loyalty and honor. The headline of this production derives from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the Song of Solomon that reads, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”
For more information about the Department of Theatre and Dance and upcoming productions, visit ucmo.edu/theatre or call 660-543-4020.