Setting up shop

By Libby John

NIU’s Theater and Dance School will perform “Little Foxes” this and next weekend.

The play takes place in the south in 1900.

The Hubbard family, who are the main characters in the play, is made up of two brothers and one sister. The family wants to start a business and goes through greedy situations while trying to do so.

“It has a dramatic effect to it,” said graduate student Alex Gunn, who plays the brother’s son. The cast consists of six graduate students and four undergraduates.

The play highlights greed, Gunn said, and shows that people think making money and having control are important.

“Little Foxes” was written in 1939 and is based on a novel by playwright Lillian Hellman. According to Hellman’s Web site, the play was based on her own memories of living in the south.

Gunn said this would be a good play to attend for those who are interested in history.

“In light of the stuff that’s going on with American politics and corporations, it can relate to events today,” he said.

People who are interested in capitalism in general also would enjoy this play, Gunn said.