Manhattan Theatre Club revives Lillian Hellman’s classic drama about greed and ambition, starring three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie. More…
Set in Alabama in 1900, 'The Little Foxes' follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan ('Proof,' 'Rabbit Hole') directs.
See it if You want to see an intelligent play done with razor sharp accuracy by a perfect cast.
Don't see it if You have no interest in a classic play done to perfection.
See it if It put me right to sleep. This is not a fair review. I'm sure the performances were great. That said, it put me right to sleep.
Don't see it if You don't like period classics or don't have good seats. (I dealth with both.)
See it if Family power struggle makes one woman ruthless and cold, another loving and crushed. There is hope for the daughter.
Don't see it if No surprises in the plot or character development, but everything is very well done. Story and characters 80, acting and production 100.
See it if you want to see masterful storytelling (by Hellman) in a worthy revival starring an all-star cast, all at their absolute best.
Don't see it if you can't abide a faithful revival of a "period piece". [Perhaps this type of theatre isn't for all, but I can't imagine not being rapt.]
See it if Hellman's 1939 anti-capitalistic melodrama shines like a new penny w/Sullivan's majestic direction & glorious performances by entire cast
Don't see it if At times, lethargic writing to score dramatic points but not harmful My eve, Linney played Regina & was magnificent as was Nixon's Birdie
See it if you want a great evening in the theater. You deserve the experience of seeing this classic of character driven passions and shifting power!
Don't see it if you are not interested in great theater. Perhaps you might want to avoid it if you are emotionally fragile. The climax is hard to watch
See it if you're interested in seeing a great production of a show in the tradition of Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller.
Don't see it if you have a hard time watching period pieces, particularly ones that maintain a pretty slow pace (compelling, but slow).
See it if You want top-notch acting in a classic play that still holds up. You enjoy family dramas. You want beautiful costumes & sets.
Don't see it if You want a contemporary play. You dislike family dramas.
See it if you like period family dramas, or you feel you haven't seen any good performances in awhile. These actors are at the top of their game.
Don't see it if you prefer contemporary settings and positive family dynamics.
See it if You love classic, familial, drawing-room dramas about deceit and power -- especially those with strong, central female characters.
Don't see it if You prefer modern plays that deal with current issues, and not those about wealthy, greedy, white Southerners from the early 1900s.
See it if you crave a great ensemble with no weak links; you like a good story with personalities you either love or hate.
Don't see it if cruel intentions and nasty family interactions make you insanely uncomfortable; you can't imagine that money can be the root of all evil.
See it if You want to see the finest production of a serious important classic drama now playing in New York ! You will be blown away as I was ! Go !
Don't see it if You can't deal with a full length 3 act drama. You want to miss the finest theatre-going experience in NY now !
See it if You like classic plays performed effortlessly by master actors. A power struggle among family members in the deep South, where status rules
Don't see it if You like light musicals or fantasy. This is a three act play. You must pay attention
See it if you want to see a top-notch cast in a skillful revival of an almost-classic American play/
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas and people behaving badly.
See it if you like brilliant writing being brought to life by brilliant actors and a brilliant director.Linney &Nixon are absolutely perfect.Go see it
Don't see it if you liked the awful version directed by Van Hove at NYFW in 2011.MTC's version fulfills the gift that Hellman gave us in this beautiful play
See it if you like classic dramas done exquisitely, and you'd enjoy the fascinating acting exercise of seeing Linney and Nixon alternate roles.
Don't see it if you dislike long dialogue driven plays set in 1900. I myself cannot wait to see it a second time with the alternate casting.
See it if love to watch two women take charge of the stage in ways that only Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon can.
Don't see it if period pieces are boring to you
See it if a well-constructed period drama about a dysfunctional Southern family with greed, power & money issues, a nasty woman; incredible acting
Don't see it if you want happily-ever-after, want a musical, you don't want to see the complexity of a nasty woman
See it if The venality, selfishness & neediness of the characters are breathtaking, but the uncanny ability of the actors to bring to life the indi...
Don't see it if ...vidual depths to which each is willing to go is astonishing. Cynthia Nixon as Regina is chilling. Goodness is not always its own reward.
See it if You enjoy an excellent revival of a classic play. The acting is universally excellent and I was captured throughout.
Don't see it if You don't like revivals and prefer lighter fare. You aren't interested in dysfunctional families.
See it if You want to enjoy a classic play performed by a terrific cast. Everyone gets an opportunity to shine and each actor succeeds beautifully
Don't see it if Classic play revivals are not of interest to you, or you prefer light,comedic plays.
See it if you want to see an outstanding production of a classic Lillian Hellman play about sibling greed and the effects it has on their families.
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas where negative portrayals of siblings will upset you as performed by alternating leads each performance.