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The Geneva English Dramatic Society’s new performance of The Little Foxes is the latest in a long line-up of highly successful English-language productions the organization has staged in the region.  The show will be performed at the Théâtre de Terre Sainte in Coppet, Vaud, between 12 and 16 November, 2013.

With a popular local cast, many of whom have performed in recent GEDS productions, The Little Foxes is sure to impress once more with its professional acting, imaginative stage set-up, and dazzling costumes.

Set in Alabama in the early 1900s, the Little Foxes is a tale of cunning, greed and sibling rivalry. The story is about big business versus social responsibility and has many parallels in today’s world.

The Hubbards are a greedy and ambitious cotton-farming family who are forging a deal with a wealthy Northerner in order to build a cotton mill that will hugely increase their profits. The two brothers, Ben and Oscar, are prepared to use every means at their disposal to acquire the funds they desperately need to secure the deal.

Their sister, Regina, is determined to have a share in this dreamed-of prosperity by getting her dying husband, Horace, to release his money for the cotton mill. Horace, realizing the Hubbards’ plans for riches will further exploit the black and poor-white workers of the town, hopes to stop them. But Horace is ill and may not have much time left.

Tallulah Bankhead starred as Regina Giddens, when the play premiered on February 15, 1939 at the National Theatre. It ran for 410 performances, before its extensive tour of the United States.   Lillian Hellman then wrote the screenplay for a 1941 film version starring Bette Davis as Regina.   In 2001 the play was performed in London’s West End;  Regina was played by the British actress Penelope Wilton, currently renowned for her role in Downton Abbey.

Numbered tickets to view this performance can be purchased by:

•    Booking on www.theatreinenglish.ch. Choose your own seats, pay by credit card or bulletin de versement / e-banking and print your own tickets.

•    Booking at a Swiss post office using a red bulletin de versement payable to Theatre in English, 1214 Vernier CCP 12-20568-3. Write in the motif versement box the date and number of tickets required and your daytime phone number or email.

•    Calling the GEDS ticket office on 022 341 51 92 weekdays between 11.00 and 12.30. Reserved tickets that are unpaid will be released 40 minutes before the show.

•    Buying your tickets at the theatre (CASH ONLY) on the night from 60 minutes before the show (check by phone or website if seats are available). Students CHF 20 on presentation of student card.

competitionbutton1GEDS has kindly offered knowitall.ch clients the opportunity to win a double ticket to see the Wednesday night performance of the show on 13 November, 2013.  Just fill in our competition form and let us know who played Regina in the 1941 film version.  The competition closes at midnight on Monday 11 November, 2013.  The winner’s name will be drawn out of the digital hat the next day, so make sure you check your emails to see if you have won tickets for the following evening’s performance. Only one entry per person is allowed.

The Little Foxes

by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Charles Slovenski

Théâtre de Terre Sainte, Route de Jura, Coppet
12-16 November, 2013
Tuesday through Friday at 20h
Saturday at 19h
022 341 51 92

12/11/13: Congratulations to Geraldine Scherrer who won the double ticket!