“It’s like a reality show of Tennessee Williams’ life”

Janet Scott as Regina Hubbard, Haven Miller as Mr. Marshall, Roger Leasor as Ben Hubbard and Paul Thomas as Oscar Hubbard raise a glass in the living room of the Bodley-Bullock House on Market Street during a rehearsal of "The Little Foxes." Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.

Janet Scott as Regina Hubbard, Haven Miller as Mr. Marshall, Roger Leasor as Ben Hubbard and Paul Thomas as Oscar Hubbard raise a glass in the living room of the Bodley-Bullock House on Market Street during a rehearsal of "The Little Foxes." Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.

Thus far, one of the most intriguing experiences in Lexington Theatre has been flying under the radar.

We’ll be writing more about On the Verge Productions’ staging of Lillian Helman’s The Little Foxes, in a week or so at LexGo. But we dropped in on a rehearsal last week and thought we’d give you a heads up. Director Ave Lawyer is producing this play at the historic Bodley-Bullock House, but it’s not like they’re going to set up chairs in one room and let that be the stage. The action will move through the house, just like it does in the script.

Sheri Phelps, stage manager Erica House and director Ave Lawyer during a rehearsal of a scene from "The Little Foxes" in the foyer of the Bodley-Bullock House.

Sheri Phelps, stage manager Erica House and director Ave Lawyer during a rehearsal of a scene from "The Little Foxes" in the foyer of the Bodley-Bullock House.

Last Thurday’s rehearsal began in the living room where the stage was set for a financial struggle in an early 20th Century Southern aristocratic family.

“It’s like a reality show of Tennessee Williams’ life,” says Sheri Phelps, who is working behind the scenes on the production.

That’s in part because the play moves through the house with the script. After the first scene, the audience will be swung to the dining room for a breakfast scene, and then the foyer for the arrival of a key character. In addition to the play, the event will be catered by South Van Events and Liquor Barn with food and drink to compliment the atmosphere

The fluid action and limited space mean this show will play to a very limited audience of just over a dozen for each of the seven performances between Nov. 2 and 9. So folks who snag tickets will get that sensation of a rather exclusive, intimate, inventive theatrical event.

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