The West

Lady into Fox

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 was 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?

Photos by Sam Atkin Photography

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.

The Company

Claire Kaplan

Nathan Turner
Thomas Miller

Mrs. Cork, Animals
Spencer Devlin Howard

Directed by
Sam Hunter

Designed by
Leland Montgomery

Sound & Graphic Design
Spencer Devlin Howard

Shannon Stockwell

Stage Managers
Beth Wallan, Emyli Gudmondson, Sam McCann

One of the 10 best plays of 2015
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
Theatre Ghost
“An undeniably charming and satisfying hour of theater. All three members of the cast are excellent.”
Jonathan Ross
Bitter Lemons
“A banner year for dramas at Fringe, I wish for wider audiences to discover the thrills of Lady Into Fox.”
Xaque Gruber
The Huffington Post

Production History

Theatre Asylum
Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 11 – June 27, 2015

Bootleg Theater
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