The Children's Hour
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Ann Kreitman
Oct. 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building
Lillian Hellman upended American theatre in 1934 with her debut play The Children’s Hour. When an unruly student accuses schoolteachers Karen and Martha of a lesbian affair, they must navigate the truth among the lies as they fight to save their all-girls boarding school in rural Massachusetts. Breaking open The Children’s Hour, this production explores the classic play’s cultural impact and the tension between shame, survival, and how we imagine a queer future.
This production contains depictions of bullying, violence, homophobia, racism, and suicide.
You may also be interested in attending our associated event, Borderless: Queering the Teacher, a roundtable discussion on Oct. 13 about how queer teachers reinvent learning, teaching, and the classroom. LEARN MORE