It’s just about here – the opening show of our fifth season. We hope you’ll join us for this season of American Visions, starting with Lillian Hellman’s classic play, The Children’s Hour.
The Children’s Hour takes off when Mary Tilford (Olivia Sargent, pictured above with Nikki Monson and Hayden Murphy as Evelyn Munn and Peggy Rogers) decides that she can get her way by telling a lie about her teachers. This lie, like so many in today’s world of social media and cyberbullying, leads to disaster. Kerry Reid, responding to a recent Chicago production, said that “Hellman’s observations on the corrosive effects of a vicious lie remain relevant. . . .” Megan Powell, another Chicago critic, added “This play may be about a lie, but the reverberations of the ounce of truth in it continue to be felt eight decades later.” We agree – and think you will, too, especially after experiencing the sterling cast led by Emily Belvo and Katie Castonguay as Karen and Martha (the two teachers) under the direction of Emilia Sargent.
Tickets are on sale at our website now – and you can still purchase a FlexPass or FlexPass Mini, our best ticket deals. Come see us in the Smith Black Box Theatre on the campus of Tampa Preparatory School.
“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 . . . feels like an ominous precursor of things to come.” Jay Irwin, Broadway World.com
See you at the theatre.