The Children's Hour
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.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
|Martha Dobie||Allison Sass*|
|Karen Wright||Olivia Foster|
|Lily Mortar||Katie Gucik|
|Joseph Cardin||Aaron Castle|
|Mary Tilford||Sophia Kilburg*|
|Mrs. Tilford/Janet||Emily Parr*|
|Rosalie||Virginia Wangechi Muturi*|
|Leslie/Grocery Boy||Delaney Waterman*|
|Scenic Designer||Bethany Kasperek|
|Lighting Designer||Victor Maldonado|
|Costume Designer||Loyce Arthur|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Abby Garraty|
|Audio Designer||Sam Nie*|
|Media Designer||Emily Berkheimer|
|Fight Choreographer||Aaron Castle|
|Intimacy Choreographer||Owen Brightman|
|Stage Manager||Hallie Patterson|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Meenakshi Chinmai|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.
Courtesy of Bethany Kasperek