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.
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|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*|
|Stage Manager||Hallie Patterson|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Meenakshi Chinmai|
|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|
*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.