Classic tale of corruption relevant as ever

Eloise Tanti is pictured with co-stars James Carter, and (in the background) Sally Whiteley and Beryl Ayers.

Story appeared in: Review | February 6th, 2017

AUBURN actress Eloise Tanti will tread the boards for the second time in a Guild Theatre production after her successful onstage debut role in the company's It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To).
This time around Tanti will be playing Alexandra Giddons, the daughter of Regina and Horace, in The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, and directed by Bill Ayers at the Guild's Rockdale theatre from February 17 to March 18.
This classic play is packed with ruthless schemes, betrayals and humour that takes you by surprise.
Its famous villainess has been played by Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Bancroft and Tallulah Bankhead.
With grand costumes and settings, the avarice and corruption of The Little Foxes is as relevant today as it was when first staged.
It returns again to Broadway, a month after The Guild Theatre season.
It is 1900 in a small Alabama town where ruthless, moneyed siblings of the Hubbard clan are attempting to negotiate a lucrative deal. If successful, they will bring northern manufacturing to their southern cotton fields and accumulate far greater wealth than they have already. Brothers Oscar and Benjamin along with sister, Regina, will stop at nothing to obtain the necessary funds to secure their plan.
Tanti is enjoying the challenge of expanding her piano skills for the role as well as perfecting the Southern dialect. The role is also challenging because, Alexandra while only 16, must decide if she will be corrupted by greed like her mother or uphold her father's morality.
Ticket prices include refreshments and program, and start at $25 for adults and $20 concession.
Bookings can be made by calling 9521 6358 or visiting

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Publication: Review | Section: news | Author: Mick Roberts | Story ID: 124993 | Viewcount: 8275