Macon Little Theatre presents “Foxfire” written by Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper based on the Foxfire books about Appalachian culture and traditions in north Georgia. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter, the production will run from February 6th through the 10th.
The play examines the life of Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79 who 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 recently abandoned by his wife. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. This production offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk.
In the Broadway Playbill note, the playwrights wrote of “Foxfire”. ”Its people and its story are fictitious, but the predicament they present belongs to any region, in any country, where the values of the past are in danger of being obliterated by the demands of the present. Hector and Annie Nations have the strengths and vulnerability of yesterday. Their son, Dillard, like the rest of us, is beset by the problems of today. What chance have they – and we – of controlling the shape of tomorrow?”
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 28. Box office hours are 1 – 6 pm M-S. Adult – $18, Seniors (60+) $15 and students (Ages 5 – 23) – $10. There are so shows on Monday or Tuesday. All shows start at 8:00 pm except Sunday matinees which start at 2:30 pm. Call 477-3342 or 471-PLAY for reservations.