The Little Foxes (March 6-22, 2008)

A Drama by Lillian Hellman

“What was a man in a wheelchair doing on a staircase?”

Picture a charming home in the American south, but into the scene put the despotic Hubbard family: Ben, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina, wickedly clever. In contrast, meet lonely, intimidated Birdie; wistful Alexandra, Regina’s daughter; and Horace, ailing husband of Regina. The Hubbard men lack a large amount of money to build a cotton mill. This, they hope, will come from Horace who has been in hospital with a heart ailment. Theft ensues, but Regina learns of the plot and after her husband is stricken with a severe attack, blackmails her brothers.

The Lark (May 19 – June 4, 2005)

A Drama by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Lillian Hellman

A picture of a moment that is immortal in history!

This visually stunning play about Joan of Arc tells this simple girl’s story from two points of view. One of them is how we now look at this tale as a piece of history, knowledgeable of how Joan’s blundering captors unwittingly created a martyr who became forever a symbol of courage and faith. The other viewpoint has been to try to imagine what it must have been like to have been Joan herself. Divorcing it from the confinements of time, sequence and space, the story moves backward or forward without a jar. It begins with her trial and her tale of the voices that set her forth to save France from the English.