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Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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0 stars
attended Jan 25 2009

Wonderful cast, intimate venue. We felt we were on the front porch eavesdropping. Such tension and immediacy. Hellman's themes of greed and family backstabbing are... continued

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28 reviews
111 stars
attended Feb 06 2009

Excellent cast, strong performances, effectinve staging, lighting, stage set. Kudos to the director for successfully bringing the large themes of greed, avarice,... continued

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43 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 19 2009

Excellent performances and very captivating. I recommend it to all.

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Description

The Little Foxes

By Lillian Hellman

While literary critics argue whether the popularity of Hellman’s play is due to its value as an allegory or its appeal as a satire, The Little Foxes maintains an enduring relevance, dramatizing the predatory capitalism that Hellman felt threatens the American ethic. Drawing inspiration from her own New Orleans family, Hellman tells the story of the Hubbard siblings and their insatiable greed. Caught in a cycle of revenge as ripe and bloodthirsty as any classic Greek tragedy, they are driven to acquire ever more wealth. They will steal, plot, and sacrifice all family ties as they attempt to invest in one of the first cotton mills to industrialize the New South.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shattered Globe Theatre

Dedicated to the philosophy of ensemble, it is the mission of Shattered Globe Theatre to dissect, challenge, and revel in the American experiment; inspire social discourse by raising questions rather than espousing philosophy; stimulate artistic growth for and broaden the perspectives of both artist and audience; and push the boundaries of excellence in ensemble theatre. To this end, Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences fresh renditions of classic works and premiereproductions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.

Founded in 1991, SHATTERED GLOBE THEATRE was born when a small group of Chicago theatre artists joined forces to stage a single production--Adam Langer's Backstage Pass. Inspired by the positive reception of the show and the powerful dynamic experienced in their collaboration, the actors formed Shattered Globe and took up residence in a tiny storefront at 2856 N. Halsted Street. Since that time, Shattered Globe has produced nearly 50 plays, garnering 35 Joseph Jefferson wins and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike for such productions as Judgment at Nuremberg, Coyote on a Fence, High Life, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The House of Blue Leaves and Dealer's Choice. SGT presents an eclectic mix of shows that speak to our times and inspire social discourse, including world premieres by some of Chicago's most promising playwrights, Chicago premieres of works by national and international writers, and new takes on some of America's best-loved classics. The company remained in its original storefront until 1999 and is now a resident company of The Greenhouse Theater Center.