tides logoTides Theatre Opening at 533 Sutter Street
December 18, 2012


Contact: Jennifer Welch
415-336-3522 or jennifer@tidestheatre.org


Tides Theatre Presents
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes

Director: Jennifer Welch

Featuring: Amber Collins Crane, Sheila Collins, Sally Dana*, Leon Goertzen*,  Dashiell Hillman, Riley Krull, John Lowell, Aeron Macintyre* and Brian Trybom
Soundscape: Jon Bernson
Set Design: Alicia Griffiths
Light Design: Claire Kendrick

Location: Tides Theatre
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, Ca. 94102

Dates:    January 18 – February 23  2013
Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 8pm
Tickets:  general $38
student/senior $26
groups $20
opening night $40**

Audience Services: 415-399-1322
Tickets available here

Tides Theatre Presents:

The Little Foxes

On January 18th Tides Theatre Company will open their new home with a bold interpretation of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Director Jennifer Welch takes a modern eye to the Hubbard Family and their insatiable hunger for wealth and dominance.

Lillian Hellman, one of the American theatre’s most provocative and masterful playwrights, continues to exert a captivating hold on American culture. The Little Foxes reveals Hellman’s unrivaled ability to create some of the meatiest roles in the modern canon. This unforgettable classic tells the story of the scheming Hubbards and their single-minded pursuit of wealth. In this family, the only thing that runs thicker than blood is cold, hard cash.

Tides Theatre makes 533 Sutter Street Their New Home

Tides Theatre is thrilled to announce that its second season will open in their very own theater at 533 Sutter Street! Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square Theater District, Tides will be taking over the 89 seat gem, previously occupied by SF Playhouse. The intimate environment, great sight lines, comfortable seating and excellent acoustics make the venue a perfect place for Tides to flourish. Jennifer Welch (Producing Artistic Director), Cary Cronholm Rose (Associate Artistic Director), and Susan Shay (Marketing Director) enjoyed a hugely successful first season, producing Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting For Godot’ and the West Coast premiere of the current Off-Broadway hit ‘Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche.’ Season two will launch on January 18th with a bold new interpretation of Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little Foxes’.

Tides Theatre is on a mission to inspire, challenge, and heal our community by creating visceral theater experiences that are bold and truthful.



Lillian Florence Hellman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1905 to a shoe salesman father but by 1932 she was in Hollywood and a reader for MGM. Her partner Dashiell Hammett, encouraged Hellman to write and the result was her first piece of professional theater, “The Children’s Hour,” which was not only a Broadway hit, but brought Hellman recognition as a playwright and lead to more works including “The Little Foxes.” Hellman continued to challenge herself throughout her life and in 1969 published “An Unfinished Woman”, the first of three memoirs detailing her social, political and artistic life. Helman received numerous honors before her 1984 death, some of which include two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and an Academy Award nomination for best script for her screenplay adaptation of “The Little Foxes”.

Jennifer Welch is the Producing Artistic Director of Tides Theatre, a founding member of the Howells Transmitter Arts Collaborative and a contributor to Dramalist.com. Her directing credits include: The Grapes Of Wrath, Glengarry Glen Ross, Buried Child, The Trip To Bountiful, A View From The Bridge, The Rose Tattoo, The Night Of The Iguana, Lysistrata, The Real Inspector Hound and Killer Joe. She currently teaches acting classes in San Francisco and trained at the University of Kansas, A.C.T and the Jean Shelton Actors Lab.

Cary Cronholm Rose is the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager of Tides Theatre. She has a B.A. from Kenyon College. She is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and B.A.D.A’s Midsummer in Oxford program. In Chicago she has worked with Second City, Improv Olympic, The Chopin, and the Steppenwolf Garage. Cary is a proud company member of Chicago’s Collaboraction Theater and a founding company member of Chicago’s Pine Box Theatre.

* actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

**January 18th features an opening night celebration at 8pm with ticket prices at $40

Photo: Michael David Rose Photography

Actress: Sally Dana*, AEA

Sally Dana AEA as Regina