Occurs every Saturday, Friday, Sunday
The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the THIRD SHOW of our 74th SEASON of PLAYS - Lillian Hellman's Riveting, Controversial Drama "THE CHILDREN'S HOUR," which addresses current events in ways that are even more relevant today than when it was first presented to protesting crowds in 1934. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be January 11th – February 3rd, 2013, with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, Janaury 24th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, Janaury 31st ("Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $24.00 (General Admission), $21.00 (Senior/Military) and $18.00 (Students/Educators).
The show presents the largest ensemble of Actresses that we have ever assembled on the state of the Lakewood Playhouse at one time ... from old favorites to new! MAGGIE LOFQUIST as Karen (Twelfth Night). DEYA OZBURN as Martha (Twelfth Night). KIRA ZINCK as Mary (Last Season’s OLIVER). GABRIELA ALEMAN as Rosalie (Twelfth Night). CASSIE CAHILL as Agatha (Sherlock’s Last Case). SHAUNA PHILLIPS as Evelyn (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). SIERRA HUTTON as Peggy (Last Season’s OLIVER). PLUS Newcomers to the Lakewood Playhouse such as CAROL RICHMOND (Mrs. Tilford), LAURA KATEN-KESSLER (Mrs. Mortar), STEPHANIE HUBER (Lois), DESIREE DAVIS (Catherine), HANNAH SHREAVES (Helen Burton), JESSICA GILL (Janet), ANDREW REFORD (Grocery Boy) and PAUL RICHTER (Joseph Cardin).
This show will be directed by JOHN MUNN, Managing Artistic Director of the Lakewood Playhouse, and Director of Last Season's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION.
Presented with views from all sides, in the Lakewood Playhouse's unique "in the round" seating, this production of "THE CHILDREN'S HOUR" will help you feel like as if you are "inside" the show.
ABOUT THE SHOW: "Sticks and Stones can Break Your Bones, but Lies Can Ruin a Lifetime.” One of the great successes of this distinguished writer. A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.
Written by Lillian Hellman in 1934, at the age of 26, the play was based on a court case in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1810. Jane Cumming Gordon, a pupil at an all-girl’s boarding school, falsely accused her schoolmistresses of having an affair in full view of the girls in their charge, upon occasion even in the same beds where the pupils slept. The girl’s influential grandmother, Dame Cumming Gordon, advised all to remove their daughters from the school immediately. Within days the left the institution deserted and the two respective s