The Little Foxes

by Lillian Hellman
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier

German translation by Bernd Samland
Version for the Schaubühne by Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer

Regina, a banker’s wife, longs for a self-determined life – far from the drab provinces she never left; far from the mawkish hypocrisy of her husband, Horace, with his severe heart condition on whom she’s economically dependent; far from the maudlin nostalgia of Birdie, her sister-in-law who drowns her resentment in booze. Unlike her brothers Ben and Oscar – two nouveau riche social climbers who have elbowed their way into the old moneyed aristocracy – Regina has never managed to establish an independent existence for herself outside her role as a wife. When Marshall, an investor, offers the siblings a share in a soon-to-be launched company, Regina sees her chance: her brothers need her financial contribution. But when Horace guesses her intentions, he deprives her of the necessary funds as punishment for her greed. In order to get his money anyway, the three siblings – each for themselves, each against the rest – cook up a sinister plot, full of deceit and blackmail. 



By: Lillian Hellman
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier
Stage Design: Jan Pappelbaum
Costume Design: Dagmar Fabisch
Music: Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy: Florian Borchmeyer
Light Design: Urs Schönebaum

Birdie Hubbard: Ursina Lardi
Oscar Hubbard: David Ruland
Leo Hubbard: Moritz Gottwald
Regina Giddens: Nina Hoss
William Marshall: Andreas Schröders
Ben Hubbard: Mark Waschke
Alexandra Giddens: Iris Becher
Horace Giddens: Thomas Bading
Addie: Jenny König

Duration: ca. 150 minutes

(without interval)

Premieres on 18 January 2014

Tour Dates

Paris (March/April 2014)
Wiesbaden (May 2015)
Athens (June 2015)
Rennes (January 2016)