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.