The Children's Hour

Oct 9, 2022

02:00 PM

Theatre Building,

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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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. 

Tickets will be available through the Hancher Box Office beginning Monday, Aug. 22 at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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