A review by readsewknit
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman


This play was our book club's May selection; we had the option to read it in advance, if we wished, and then we randomly drew roles and performed it together. Our hostess conveniently has a stage in her basement and, as we were all now fully vaccinated, it was a treat to gather together for the first time in 15 months, don a simple costume piece to reflect our roles, and perform a play together.

This play, set in the South in 1903, explores questions of success, what we owe others, and the lengths we can justify when barriers are in our way. There are some individuals you love to hate (I got to perform Regina, one of the villains), but there are also glimpses of good and reasons to believe not all hope is lost.