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The Children's Hour

Event Date(s): 
February 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM
February 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM
February 24, 2017 - 7:30 PM
February 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM
February 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Belk Theater, Robinson Hall

The Department of Theatre presents Lillian Hellman's masterpiece, The Children's Hour.  A single lie, the power of innuendo, and the devastating legacy of the resulting scandal - this 1934 play captured the attention of the theatre world when it debuted and has since become a classic of American drama. The 1961 film adaptation, directed by William Wyler, starred Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, and James Garner and received five Academy Award nominations. 

Based on a true story, The Children's Hour's timeless themes of betrayal, honor, and quiet courage still resonate in a disturbingly relevant way. Directed by Robin Witt and Jessica Woodworth. Watch an interview with Robin Witt here

Tickets are $18; $12 for faculty, staff, and alumni; $10 for seniors; $8 for all students.

Please join us after Friday evening’s performance for a 20-minute talkback: “Design Inspiration/Inspiring Designs” with The Children’s Hour designers. Bring your questions – and turn on your Smartphones—as our design team shares the research images that inspired what you see on stage in this production.