The Hellman Project
The Little Foxes 2008/Another Part of the Forest 2009
On the Verge made its debut with back-to-back productions of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes and its prequel, Another Part of the Forest. Staged in signature site-specific style, the Hubbard family saga unfolded in two magnificent Civil War era homes, the Bodley Bullock House and Hunt Morgan House in Lexington’s historic Gratz Park.
As the deliciously deplorable Hubbard family clawed and schemed for supremacy, a small audience of fourteen followed the unf0lding action from parlor to dining room to foyer to music room.
Sitting virtually knee to knee with the actors, often so close as to be brushed by the traling hem of a gown, they experienced the illicit thrill of voyuerism, as threats, confidences, plots, passion, bullying, blackmail, madness and murder swirled all around them.
Before each performance, audiences enjoyed an elegant reception, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and fine wines served on china and crystal, to the accompaniment of harp and violins. Desserts and coffee were served between acts. At the end of the evening, actors and audiences mingled in a final celebration, compete with champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate. All this courtesy Lexington’s most high profile caterers, wine merchants, florists and musicians. Critical response and sold-out runs indicated interest in our kind of theatre.
Moments from Another Part of the Forest