Intiman Theatre Presents THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Veteran local director Sheila Daniels (A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment) returns to direct another American classic for Intiman Theatre: Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, featuring rising local star Hannah Mootz (Tail of Wasps, Bo-Nita) as Martha Dobie, newcomers Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Crumbs from the Table of Joy) as Karen Wright and Jasmine Jean Sim (Dirty, Grand Hotel) as Mary Tilford; and renowned local actor Suzanne Bouchard (Dear Elizabeth, Richard III) as Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Street Theatre Company Opens THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman addresses the insidious power of a lie in a riveting drama opening at Street Theatre Company today, September 6th. When a student at an all-girl's boarding school perceives she is being treated unfairly by the women who run the school, she fabricates a malicious lie about them that pushes relationships to the brink, tests assumptions, and challenges preconceived notions of the truth. (more...)

Intiman Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Veteran local director Sheila Daniels (A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment) returns to direct another American classic for Intiman Theatre: Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, featuring rising local star Hannah Mootz (Tail of Wasps, Bo-Nita) as Martha Dobie, newcomers Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Crumbs from the Table of Joy) as Karen Wright and Jasmine Jean Sim (Dirty, Grand Hotel) as Mary Tilford; and renowned local actor Suzanne Bouchard (Dear Elizabeth, Richard III) as Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Play EgoPo Classic Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Who holds the power in a teacher-student relationship? What are the consequences when power shifts from teacher to student? EgoPo Classic Theater explores these themes with their season opener Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by special guest director, Adrienne Mackey. The Children's Hour previews October 7 and 8 and opens Friday, October 9. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday October 25. (more...)

Adrienne Mackey to Direct EgoPo's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

EgoPo welcomes guest director Adrienne Mackey, the founder of Swim Pony Performing Arts, to bring this classic to new life. Mackey is a locally celebrated director who creates original and compelling theater using the power of the human voice and the forms of the human body. Her works include The Ballad of Joe Hill for the Live Arts Festival and The Master and Margarita for Mum Puppettheatre. She is a past winner of CEC's New Edge Residency and the Independence Arts Fellowship. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Something about Mary in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by Desiree Fantal - Sep 18, 2015

Mary Tilford is insane, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie had me feeling some sort of way, and I could sit though this play a dozen more times. Here is my love letter to Tampa Rep's production of 'The Children's Hour.' (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now thru 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, tonight, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM todays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Intiman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Builds Beautifully
by Jay Irwin - Sep 13, 2015

The tragic circumstances and attitudes of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" may still have some resonance in today's more accepting world but the power and stakes of the piece when set in the unforgiving 1930's feels so much greater than the more progressive 1980's as the current production from The Intiman Theatre Festival updates it to. But even with the change in era and place the piece still hits hard especially in the more than capable hands of director Sheila Daniels. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Opens Tonight at EgoPo Classic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Who holds the power in a teacher-student relationship? What are the consequences when power shifts from teacher to student? EgoPo Classic Theater explores these themes with their season opener Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by special guest director, Adrienne Mackey. The Children's Hour opens tonight, October 9. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday October 25. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Begins Tonight at EgoPo Classic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Who holds the power in a teacher-student relationship? What are the consequences when power shifts from teacher to student? EgoPo Classic Theater explores these themes with their season opener Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by special guest director, Adrienne Mackey. The Children's Hour previews tonight and tomorrow, October 7 and 8, and opens Friday, October 9. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday October 25. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

EgoPo Marks 10 Years Since Being 'Stranded' in Philly; THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Open This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans displacing thousands of people and flooding the streets. On August 27, 2005, EgoPo arrived in Philadelphia to begin technical rehearsals for a production of The Maids x 2, a ground-breaking version of Jean Genet's classic, The Maids. Three days later, EgoPo was stranded in Philadelphia as a result of Katrina. Their home in New Orleans, The Jewel Theater, was destroyed along with the homes of most of the company members. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Philadelphia (more...)

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Stages THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now htru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from today, October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. Click below for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Philadelphia (more...)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 15, 2014

Classic Broadway to Hollywood adaptation The Children's Hour is now available for the first time on Blu-ray. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Philadelphia (more...)

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 10/24-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre in San Diego will present The Children's Hour, directed by Jeremy Sewell from October 24th - November 2th, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Fall 2013 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced its Fall 2013 season of public programs. Following the 10th anniversary of the Center's wildly successful PRELUDE Festival (attended by over 2,500 audience members), the season continues with 14 free public programs throughout the Fall, featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Pride Films and Plays continues its 2013-14 season with Lillian Hellman's classic story of love and lies, The Children's Hour. Directed by PFP Ensemble Member Derek Bertelsen, the production will run January 9 to February 9 at Collaboraction's Pentagon Theater, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, 1 800 838 3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com. The press opening is Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Britni Tozzi & Whitney Morse to Lead PFP's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Director Derek Bertelsen today announced that casting has been completed for the PFP Production of Lillian Hellman's classic story of love and lies, The Children's Hour. Britni Tozzi plays Karen Wright, and Whitney Morse is Martha Dobie. PFP Ensemble Members in the cast are Nelson Rodriguez as Dr. Joseph Cardin, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt as Mrs. Lily Mortar, and Joan McGrath as Mrs. Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi to Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi lead the cast of PFP's The Children's Hour, directed by Derek Bertelsen* and running January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Collaboraction. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/17/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Houston (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Still Packs a Punch at Arouet
by Jay Irwin - May 18, 2015

You might not think that a play from the 1930's would be so resonant today. But in our world where it's so easy to slander someone and spread malicious rumors at the click of a mouse, a play like "The Children's Hour", currently playing from Arouet, feels like an ominous precursor of things to come. And while the attitudes about the situations may have changed, the hurtful nature of gossip remains the same and Arouet's production deftly examines what that kind of hurt can do. (more...)

Kayla Lian, Lindsay Evans and More Lead Arouet's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Arouet presents Lillian Hellman's 'The Children's Hour,' directed by Arouet alum Daniel Wood, previously seen in 'The Temperamentals.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Houston (more...)

Langley High School Theatre Department to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The award-winning Langley High School theatre department will present its spring production, Lillian Hellman's 1934 play, The Children's Hour. Based on a true story and set in a private girls' boarding school in New England, The Children's Hour chronicles the lives of the school's two young, ambitious owners, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. When their disciplinary actions against troublesome student, Mary Tilford, upset her, the bratty child runs away to her influential grandmother. Constructing a lie that Karen and Martha were seen having an affair, Mary's action soon becomes more than just a simple fib, causing parents to withdraw their children from the school and the owners to question what went wrong as the women's lives are shattered. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Pandora Productions continues the 2015-2016 season with Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. A play that was too scandalous to be considered for a Pulitzer in 1934 due to its lesbian theme. Ms. Hellman, known as much for her politics as for her playwrighting, penned this, her first play, at the tender age of 29. She would become one of the most famous female playwrights of the century. The play explores issues of homosexual persecution in that time period. Pandora is proud to bring this play to life during Women's History month. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/08/2014 for Seattle (more...)

The Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, The Children's Hour, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi Lead Pride Films and Plays' THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Whitney Morse and Britni Tozzi lead the cast of PFP's The Children's Hour, directed by Derek Bertelsen* and running tonight,, January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Collaboraction. (more...)

Beck Center Teen Theater to Stage THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 2/21-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Beck Center Teen Theater presents The Children's Hour in the Studio Theater February 21 - March 2, 2014. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. A special student matinee performance is 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 27. Seating in the intimate Studio Theater is limited and tickets are on sale now. Due to the sensitive subject matter of The Children's Hour, Beck Center has established a PG-13 rating for this piece. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Segal Center Talk to Address Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour: The ACLU's First Gay Rights Case, featuring excerpts from the play and the 1936 Court Case. The presentation is set for Thursday, December 12 at 6:30pm in Elebash Recital Hall. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: Lillian Hellman
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2013

Today, we're featuring Lillian Hellman, circa 1984. Hellman was an American author of plays, screenplays, and memoirs and throughout her life, was linked with many left-wing political causes. Hellman's drama, The Children's Hour, premiered on Broadway on November 24, 1934, and ran for 691 performances. It depicts a false accusation of lesbianism by a schoolgirl against two of her teachers. In December 1936, her play Days to Come closed its Broadway run after just seven performances. In it, she portrayed a labor dispute in a small Ohio town during which the characters try to balance the competing claims of owners and workers, both represented as valid. Her play The Little Foxes opened on Broadway on February 13, 1939, and ran for 410 performances. Her play Watch on the Rhine opened on Broadway on April 1, 1941, and ran for 378 performances. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. In April 1944, Hellman's The Searching Wind opened on Broadway. Her third World War II project, it tells the story of an ambassador whose indecisive relations with his wife and mistress mirror the vacillation and appeasement of his professional life. (more...)

Kayla Lian, Lindsay Evans and More to Lead Arouet's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Arouet (Roy Arauz, Artistic Director) is proud to announce casting for Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour," directed by Arouet alum Daniel Wood, previously seen in "The Temperamentals." (more...)

Segal Center Talk Addresses Censorship of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour: The ACLU's First Gay Rights Case, featuring excerpts from the play and the 1936 Court Case. The presentation is set for tonight, December 12 at 6:30pm in Elebash Recital Hall. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Begin. 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman addresses the insidious power of a lie in a riveting drama opening at Street Theatre Company on September 6th. When a student at an all-girl's boarding school perceives she is being treated unfairly by the women who run the school, she fabricates a malicious lie about them that pushes relationships to the brink, tests assumptions, and challenges preconceived notions of the truth. (more...)

HEDWIG, CLUE: THE MUSICAL & More Set for Ghost Light Projects' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Opening the season is Lillian Hellman's brilliant 1934 play, The Children's Hour. Bullying, sexual confusion and suicide provide the basis to this dark piece. A show written 79 years ago, yet so poignant to our current state. (more...)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, TRIFLES and More Set for EgoPo's 'American Giants II: The Women' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

EgoPo announces their 2015-16 Festival Season, American Giants II: The Women celebrating four of the most influential female writers in the American Theater. (more...)

TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

EgoPo Marks 10 Years Since Being 'Stranded' in Philly; THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to Open This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans displacing thousands of people and flooding the streets. On August 27, 2005, EgoPo arrived in Philadelphia to begin technical rehearsals for a production of The Maids x 2, a ground-breaking version of Jean Genet's classic, The Maids. Three days later, EgoPo was stranded in Philadelphia as a result of Katrina. Their home in New Orleans, The Jewel Theater, was destroyed along with the homes of most of the company members. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Houston (more...)

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