October 30, 2012 > Theatre Preview: The Children's Hour
Theatre Preview: The Children's Hour
Submitted By Troy River
When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. The Children's Hour, first produced in 1934 and written by award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman, is a visionary masterpiece where two headmistresses become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage. The Children's Hour is a drama of the power of lies and gossip to destroy when no one stands up to defend innocence.
When this play premiered in 1934, it caused a scandal. Actresses were afraid to accept the leading roles, fearing damage to their reputations and that the play would be raided by the police. Times have changed, but the impact and implications of the situations that are dramatized in this play are still frightening and powerful.
The Children's Hour
Thursday, Nov 8- Saturday, Nov 17
Thursday - Saturday: 7 p.m.
(Nov 8 @ 3 p.m. half price)
A classic play by Lillian Hellman
Theatre 70 at American High School
36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
510-796-1776 ext 57702