‘Foxfire’ draws from Appalachian music and culture in revival at Oceanside Theatre Co.
Song-laced play, co-written by the late Hume Cronyn, ran on Broadway in 1982
The latest partnership between Oceanside Theatre Co. and Scripps Ranch Theatre — two community troupes with like-minded artistic approaches — is on a revival of “Foxfire,” the music-laced 1982 Broadway play about a vanishing way of life in Appalachia.
The piece recently wrapped up its Scripps Ranch run, and now moves to Oceanside’s Sunshine Brooks Theatre for a two-week encore.
OTC artistic chief Ted Leib, who himself appeared in a revival of “Foxfire” at Moonlight Stage Productions a few years back, directs Dagmar Fields, Jim Chovick, Bob Himlin, Adam Daniel, Maria Hotovy and Pete Zanko in the nostalgia-steeped piece, co-written by the late Hollywood actor Hume Cronyn.
The original Broadway production of the play, inspired by a series of books focusing on Appalachian lore, ran about six months and won a Tony Award for Cronyn’s wife, Jessica Tandy.
When: Opens Oct. 11. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Through Oct. 27.
Where: Oceanside Theatre Co. at the Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.
Phone: (760) 433-8900
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