Book by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
Music by Jonathan Brielle (Holtzman)
Lyrics by Jonathan Brielle, Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
Foxfire originally opened on Broadway in 1982 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, starring Keith Carradine and the legendary Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Tandy won a Tony Award for her performance and an Emmy for performance in the film.
Foxfire tells the story of Annie Nations, the last of a dying breed of old timers is Southern Appalachia who must decide whether to spend her remaining days alone on the land with the ghost of her late husband or with her son, in Florida. She and the son struggle with whether leaving their heritage behind is the only way to survive a changing world.
"Jessica Tandy...is so pure and right that only poets, not theater critics, should be allowed to write about her." – Frank Rich, New York Times
"...a teasing gander at a vanishing way of life and at the love and longevity of a faithful couple." – New York Times