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Voices of America

Two plays—The Little Foxes and Appropriate—alternating nightly, with one set, two directors, overlapping casts and unlimited firepower!

Family, history and legacy—three of life’s timeless themes —get explored through two fascinating plays running in rotating repertory on the Segerstrom Stage.  One is a celebrated American classic that has captivated audiences for more than eight decades.  Its counterpart is the award-winning creation of one of today’s most acclaimed and visionary playwrights.

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Segerstrom Stage

Jan. 28 - Feb. 26, 2023

Lisa & Richard de Lorimier

PBS So Cal


Arkansas, present day. The estranged members of the Lafayette family gather at their late father’s crumbling plantation to prepare for the estate sale. But decades of resentment have a way of bubbling to the surface, and a shocking discovery in the piles of clutter sends them spiraling as they confront repressed histories, regrets and each other. Winner of the Obie Award for Best American Play, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ crackling comedic drama is called “subversively original…remarkable and devious” by The New York Times.

Previews: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2023
First Night: Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Regular Performances: Feb. 5 - Feb. 26, 2023

Recommendation: Ages 16+

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About the Creative Team

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' plays include Neighbors (Public Theater), Appropriate (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Soho Rep), and War. He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School. Additionally, his work has been seen at the Vineyard Theatre, the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Company One in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the United Kingdom. He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and his honors include the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


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