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2008-10-07 15:00:25

By Channing Gray When last we heard from the cutthroat Hubbard clan, sister Regina was pulling a fast one on brothers Ben and Oscar. That was three years ago, when 2nd Story Theatre staged Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, which tells of the battles between the ruthless Hubbard siblings. Now the Warren theater is putting on the prequel to Little Foxes, Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, which drops in on the Hubbards 20 years earlier, in a small Alabama town, as Ben goes up against...

2008-09-25 15:00:34

By Channing Gray It's been three years since then 17-year-old Gabby Sherba played Alexandra Giddens in 2nd Story Theatre's production of The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's look at the machinations of the cutthroat Hubbard clan. She played opposite Joanne Fayan's ruthless Regina Hubbard Giddens, the mother who blackmailed her two brothers for a stake in the family cotton mill. Sweet Alexandra was turned off by her mother's manipulative behavior and in the end lost all respect for her....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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