Great American writer Mary McCarthy said of great American writer Lillian Hellman: "Every word she ever wrote was a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" This funny line is on par with Dorothy Parker's cut on Katharine Hepburn's acting: "Her emotions run the gamut from A to B." But is truth what you're after in the theater? ACT's production of The Little Foxes, directed by Laird Williamson, puts actor Jacqueline Antaramian in the driver's seat as Regina Giddens, a scheming, aging Southern lady whose lust for power gets the better of her. The role was originated on Broadway by Tallulah Bankhead, owned on film by Bette Davis, and has since been embodied by Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Bancroft, and Stockard Channing. In other words, it's safe to assume Giddens is an OK character. And if there werent some truth to the role, would it be so coveted by the most powerful women of stage and screen?
Oct. 27-Nov. 26, 8 p.m.