– Lillian Hellman
Direction – Ivo van Hove
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
– Thibaud Delpeut
Scenic Design – Jan Versweyveld
Costume Design – Kevin Guyer
Lighting Design – Jan Versweyveld
Sound Design –
Video Design – Tal Yarden
Thomas Jay Ryan
Sanjit De Silva
Christopher Evan Welch
Ivo van Hove returns to NYTW to take on one of Lillian
Hellman’s most well-known plays, The
Little Foxes. Van Hove’s fresh vision of
this iconic play will be a study of how women of different races
and classes contend with male aggression, power, and domination.
Elizabeth Marvel, who has memorably collaborated
with van Hove at NYTW, playing the title role of Hedda Gabler
and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, will
on the role of Regina Giddens, the strong and determined woman
at the center of Hellman’s web of deceit.
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.
Saturday, September 11, 8:00pm performance only
Sunday, September 12, 7:00pm performance only
Monday, September 20, 7:00pm performance
Wednesday, September 22, No performance
Saturday, September 25, 8:00pm performance only
Thursday, September 23 at 1:00pm
4th Street Bar
Sept. 28 with pre-show reception
(post-performance audience discussion):
Wednesday, September 15
Discussion with director Ivo van Hove, video designer Tal Yarden,
and costume designer Kevin Guyer. Moderated by Catherine Coray,
director of the International hotINK Festival and Associate
Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Tuesday, September 28
Discussion with the Cast of The Little Foxes moderated
by NYTW Casting Director, Jack Doulin
Friday, October 8
Panel discussion – Revisioning and Reinventing The
Participants: Sharon Friedman, associate professor at NYU Gallatin
and author of Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works;
Lenora Champagne, NYTW Usual Suspect, professor of drama at
Purchase College, writer, director, and solo performer; moderated
by Amy S. Green, Associate Professor of Communication and Theater
Arts, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Program of John Jay College.
Tuesday, October 19
Discussion with the Cast of The Little Foxes moderated by NYTW
Director of Education, Bryn Thorsson
Foxes Study Guide for Students and Teachers
remember that performances start promptly and latecomers may not be
admitted until a suitable break.
There is a monitor in the lobby where late-comers can view the performance.
If you leave the auditorium during the performance, you may be asked
to wait until a suitable break before you can reenter.
Ivo van Hove (1958) began his career as a stage director in 1981,
working with plays
he had written himself (Ziektekiemen, Geruchten). He was artistic
manager at AKT,
Akt-Vertical and De Tijd, successively. Between 1990 and 2000
he was the director at Het Zuidelijk Toneel. Since 2001, Van Hove
has been general director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam
(the Amsterdam Theatre Group). He has coordinated productions
at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Venice Biennale,
the Holland Festival, Theater der Welt in Germany, the Wiener
Festwochen in Vienna, as well as working in London, Canada, Lisbon,
Paris, Verona, Hannover, Porto, Cairo, Poland and New York. He
has directed companies from the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg,
the Staatstheater in Stuttgart and the New York Theatre Workshop.
He produced Thuisfront for Dutch television and his first cinematic
film, Amsterdam, came
out in 2009. Ivo van Hove directed the musical Rent for
Joop van den Ende.
At the Vlaamse Opera, he staged a production of Lulu (Alban
Berg) and the complete Ring Cycle by Wagner (2006 –
2008). He put on a production of Janàcek’s De Zaak
Makropoulos and Tchaikovsky’s Lolanta for
the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam. From 1998 to 2004, Ivo van
Hove was festival manager of the Holland Festival, where he presented
an annual selection of international theatre, music, opera and dance.
Since 1984, Van Hove has worked as part of the artistic management
of the Department of Dramatic Art at Hogeschool Antwerpen.
the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Van Hove has recently directed Angels
in America by Tony Kushner, the marathon performance of Romeinse
Tragedies based on the work of Shakespeare, Opening Night by
John Cassavetes, Rocco And His Brothers by Luchino Visconti
and Teorema based on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (in
partnership with the Ruhrtriennale), Antonioni-project by Michelangelo
Antonioni, Kreten en gefluister (Cries and Whispers) by Ingmar
Bergman, La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) by Jean Cocteau
and Zomertrilogie (Summer Trilogy) by Carlo Goldoni.
Past productions with New York Theatre Workshop include More Stately
Mansions (1997) A Streetcar Named Desire (1999),
Alice in Bed (2001), Hedda Gabler (2004), and The
Lillian Florence Hellman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana
in 1905 to a shoe salesman father but by 1932 she was in Hollywood
and a reader for MGM. Her partner Dashiell Hammett, encouraged
Hellman to write and the result was her first piece of professional
theater, “The Children’s Hour,” which was
not only a Broadway hit, but brought Hellman recognition as
a playwright and lead to more works including “The Little
Foxes.” Hellman continued to challenge herself throughout
her life and in 1969 published “An Unfinished Woman”,
the first of three memoirs detailing her social, political and
artistic life. Helman received numerous honors before her 1984
death, some of which include two New York Drama Critics Circle
Awards and an Academy Award nomination for best script for her
screenplay adaptation of “The Little Foxes”.
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