Where his wife had been the moment before was a small fox, of a very bright red.
He saw at once that his wife was looking at him from the animal’s eyes.
The West brought Lady into Fox, a contemporary fairy tale, to the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and has been touring LA-area stages since. Acclaimed by audiences, Lady into Fox is hailed as a funny and heartbreaking story about the loss of love.
Behind the supernatural event of Silvia's transformation, very real fears are laid bare: what if she's like this forever? What if this is only the tipping point in Richard losing Silvia to her newfound sensations and desires?
The audience experiences the play more like a campfire than a traditional piece of theater. You're invited to sit on the stage itself, on comfy pillows under the dappled light through overhead branches, while crickets hum in the distance. Collectively created with an adaptation guided by Sam Hunter, Lady into Fox incorporates dance, song, and stories from the actors' own lives.
It's an intimate, synesthetic journey.
—TimeOut Los Angeles
“Brave, balls out, wildly theatrical and moving.” “Virtuoso theater, romantic, inventive and gutsy.”
—Bob Verini of Variety
“Another of this play’s great beauties is the performers’ sheer artistry. Only gradually do we appreciate the intense, demanding physicality of their work.”
—Mark Hein of Theatre Ghost
“An undeniably charming and satisfying hour of theater. All three members of the cast are excellent.”
—Jonathan Ross of Bitter Lemons
“A banner year for dramas at Fringe, I wish for wider audiences to discover the thrills of Lady Into Fox.”
—Xaque Gruber of The Huffington Post
Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 11 - June 27, 2015
Encore! Producers' Choice Award Extension
July 16 - July 18, 2015
The Echo Theater Company
November 12 - November 19, 2015
December 3 - December 17, 2015
Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Café
December 4 - December 11, 2015
Angel City Brewery
Stage Sundays with The West
December 13, 2015