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Foxfire 1996 Last Modified: Monday, January 05, 2009
by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
Music by Jonathan Holtzman
Lyrics by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
Directed by Don Russell
October, 1996


From Samuel French:

Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk. Dillard, still singing the music which used to infuriate his father, has an exuberant scene in which the audience becomes his public at a fairground concert. Can Dillard woo his mother away from the recalcitrant ghost? Will development swallow up the family farm? Only Annie can decide.

"The play quivers with laughter and stabs the heart." Time.

"Foxfire glows on Broadway." Christian Science Monitor.

Published by Samuel French.

Role Actor
Annie Nations: ELva Hansen
Hector Nations: John Citron
Prince Carpenter: Bart Rankin
Holly Burrell: Angela Spradley
Dillard Nations: Mark Ayers
Doctor: Dan McCraw
Our Crew
Director: Don Russell
Assistant Director: Jean Russell
Costumes: Kay Campbell and Cast
Props: Kathy Andregg
Sarah Donley
Susan Smith
AmNda Homan
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Mark Britton
Bill Tanzyus
Scene Painters: Suzi Dennis
Bill Tanzyus
Terry Dickenson
Sound and Lighting: Dave McKillip
Jan McKillip
Box Office: Heather Henigan
Poster and Programs: Bill White
Webmaster: John Lukas

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Don and Jean Russell
Ron Smith
Country Collectibles
Bob "N" Pats Antiques, Jessieville
Pat and George at McCoys Building Supply Center
Lee Pendergraph
Janette MacDonald
Joe Smith
Nearly New, Hot Springs

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