The Children' Hour

The Children's Hour

By Lillian Hellman

Directed by Ann Kreitman

October 14,15 at 8 pm

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. 

Please note: This production contains depictions of bullying, violence, homophobia, racism, and suicide.

Running time: Two hours and twenty minutes (which includes one intermission)
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E.C.Mabie Theatre,  200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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