Crazy like a Fox - Cast and Crew

Roger Rees and Mary McDonnell in Crazy like a Fox

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Principal Cast

Nat Banks

Amy Banks

Will Sherman

Ellie Sherman

Sherriff Fowler

John Randolph

Judge Robinson

Alden Chase

Mary Johnson

Tick Bean



ROGER REES (Nat Banks)

Roger Rees is an Associate Artist with The Royal Shakespeare Company. Along with playing the title role in Hamlet and many other plays, he is renowned for playing the eponymous hero in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, for which he won an Oliver Award in England and a Tony award for Best Actor n Broadway in 1981.

His feature film debut came in 1983 with a role in Bob Fosse’s "Star 80". He has since appeared in films including Mel Brooks’ "Robin Hood Men In Tights" (1993), "Next Stop Wonderland" (1998), "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (1999), "Blackmail" (2000), "Frida" (2002) "The Emperor’s Club" (2002), "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Going Under" (2003). On American TV he can be seen in "Cheers," "Liberty," "The Crossing," "OZ," "Law and Order" and as the British Ambassador, Sir John Marbury, a recurring role on "West Wing."

In the West End Rees starred opposite Jane Lapotaire in Double Double a play he co-authored with Eric Elice; and Rees also created the roles of Henry in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, and Kerner in Stoppard’s Hapgood a part he later played in Los Angeles. On the New York Stage he has played leading roles in The Misanthrope for the Classic Stage Company; The Uneasy Chair, and The End of the Day at Playwrights Horizons; The Rehearsal and Uncle Vanya for the Roundabout Theatre; also Cocteau’s Les Parent Terribles - on Broadway named Indiscretions - with Eileen Atkins and Kathleen Turner; and, most recently he played the lead ‘Alfie Byrne’ in the Terence McNally, Lyn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty musical, A Man of No Importance at the Lincoln Center.


Mary McDonnell is a native New Yorker. She got her start in the theatre, and has performed on and off Broadway in such plays as Summer and Smoke, Buried Child, Heidi Chronicles, and Still Life, for which she won an Obie.

McDonnell’s early film career included an appearance in "Garbo Talks" (1984), and feature roles in John Sayles’ "Matewan" (1987) and the action film "Tiger Warsaw" (1988). She received an Oscar nomination for her performance opposite Kevin Costner in "Dances With Wolves" (1990). She then co-starred with Kevin Kline in "Grand Canyon" (1991) and with Robert Redford in "Sneakers" (1992). McDonnell’s first starring role was in John Sayles’ "Passion Fish" (1992), for which she earned another Oscar nomination. She has also appeared in such feature films as " Independence Day" (1997), "Mumford" (1999), and "Donnie Darko" (2001). She has been a television series regular on "Chestnut Hill" and "High Society", and has appeared in such popular shows such as "ER," for which she won an Emmy. Her most current project is "Battle Star Gallactica," for SCIFI.



RICHARD SQUIRES (Writer/Director/Executive Producer/Co-Composer)

Richard Squires was educated at Columbia University, and studied philosophy at St. John’s College Annapolis. He has worked as an actor, director, playwright, and technician for La Mama Amsterdam, The Bread and Puppet Theatre, American Place Theatre, The Players Theatre of England, Brecht West Theatre, and others.

He was also the co-creator of Soft Gallery, an environmental performance theatre; the founding director of the Museum of Temporary Art; and a founding board member of District Curators. He is currently a board member of the W.B. Yeats Drama Foundation and the Piedmont Environmental Council. His essays, interviews, and reviews on history and theatre have been published in the Washington Post’s Outlook, The Manchester Guardian Weekly, The Atlanta Constitution, Performance Magazine, Gnosis, Alternatives Theatrales, and others. He has been a fellow of both the National Endowment and Meet the Composer.

Squires’ first play Feathertop was produced by the Brecht West Theatre in 1970. His second play, The Judge, was presented at the Protetch-Rivkin Gallery in 1973, along with his first musical work, The Second Play. In the 1980’s he studied composition at Juilliard and held a scholar’s desk at the Library of Congress while completing the Albion Cycle, for which a concert reading was performed at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 1995. His credits in composition include music for The Second Play , The Fall of Albion, and CRAZY LIKE A FOX.

CRAZY LIKE A FOX is his film directorial debut.


Patricia Foulkrod has worked in television and film production since 1974. She started in New York producing political commercials for major electoral campaigns and commercials for such clients as Merrill Lynch, Mercedes Benz, and Air France. She worked for two years running a company that made corporate and documentary films, before moving to Los Angeles in 1984 to produce “The Living Seas”, a 70mm EPCOT film for Disney. She also produced an hour documentary for PBS called “They’re Doing My Time,” which resulted in a CBS movie of the week starring Angelia Bassett , for which she was the executive producer.

In the late 1980’s Foulkrod began line producing feature films, and has now produced eleven films. These credits include “American Rhapsody,” starring Nastassja Kinski and Tony Goldwyn, “Claudine’s Return,” starring Christina Appelgate, and “The Linguini Incident,” starring David Bowie and Rosanna Arquette. She also co-produced the six-hour documentary series for Ted Turner “The Native Americans,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy in 1994.


Bill Warrell is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and earned an M.A. in Producing for Film and Video at the American University. He is the founder of District Curators Inc. (DCI Productions). For 25 years DCI Productions has been one of the country’s most adventurous presenters and producers of the performing and media arts. Its presentations include premiere works by David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Phillip Glass and Spaulding Grey; and its productions include the jazz opera Long Tongues by Julius Hemphill. Warrell has also produced radio specials for National Public Radio, and WBGO FM in in Newark, N.J. and WPFW FM in Washington D.C.

He has produced and directed the documentary “Still Singing After All These Years” for the Girl Scouts of America, and two episodes in a series of television documentaries entitled “Performance Portraits”.

GARY GRIEG (Director of Photography)

Gary Grieg is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, he was awarded the Virginia Museum Fellowship for painting, and has exhibite internationally. He is one of the founders of Engine Pictures.

His commercial cinematography credits include "The Trials of Henry Kissinger," "The Panama Canal," and numerous projects for National Geographic, PBS, Columbia Pictures Television, Sony Music and HBO. He wrote and directed the short film "That Grip" (Sundance 1991), And has completed, as cinematographer, two independent feature films. He recently completed principal photography for "Blood Dawn of the Maya" a National Geographic Special, and is currently shooting projects in the Ser Mey Tibetan Monastery in Bylakuppe, India, and the Yaminowi Indian villages of the Peruvian Amazon.


Kinnereth Remington has had 20 years experience as a Production Designer and Art Director for feature films, television, and commercials. Some of those credits include “Time of the Titans” (TV pilot), ”The Critical Eye” (TV series), “Water for Tea” (HDTV film), and Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Just Let Me Into Your Heart” (music video). She graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

DONNA ZAKOWSKA (Costume Designer)

Donna Zakowska studied dance and painting at Columbia University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. She has designed for theatre, circus, film, opera, music and puppet theatre, including nine seasons for the Big Apple Circus and a concert tour for Mick Jagger. Her theatre work has included projects with Fernando Arrabal, Eve Ensler, Richard Foreman, John Kelly, Harry Kondoleon, William H. Macy, Tom O’Horgan, Roman Paska, Carey Perloff, Steve Reich and Julie Taymor.

Her designs have been seen at theatres throughout the world, including the Hebbel Theater (Berlin), the Barbizon and Royal Festival Hall (London), Bobigny, Châtelet and the Théâtre du Rond-Point (Paris), Teatro Argentina (Rome), BAM, Lincoln Center and the Public Theater (New York).

After beginning her film work with Woody Allen, John Turturro ("Mac") and David Salle ("Search and Destroy"), her movies have included "Harriet the Spy," "The Pallbearer," "Polish Wedding," "Forces of Nature," "Illuminata," "One True Thing," "Invisible Circus," "Original Sin," and "Kate and Leopold."


Sheri Bylander lives and works in New York City. Along with the award-winning documentary “Rising Low,” Bylander edited the feature films “Si Laraby,” and the Cannes hit, “Fast Food Fast Women”. Her assistant editor credits include Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown” and “Small Time Crooks,” and Sidney Lumet’s “100 Center Street,” and HBO’s “Sex in the City.” She was also an Associate Producer of the feature-length documentary and Cable Ace Award winner, “Wonderland.”

DAVID KANE (Co-Composer)

David Kane co-composed the score for CRAZY LIKE A FOX with writer/director Richard Squires. Over the years he has played with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Nancy Wilson and Woody Shaw. He has also played with the Baltimore Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1988, Kane has written scores for TV series such as National Geographic’s “Explorer” and “Taboo”. He has also written for National Audubon specials, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and the Learning Channel. In 1992, he was commissioned to write a piece for the National Symphony Chamber Orchestra entitled Rhythm Changes.

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