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Department of Performing Arts presents 'The Children's Hour' - Oct. 3-9

When a student in an all-girls school spreads a rumor about two teachers, local society must determine the truth decide how to respond. The show opens Oct. 3 in the Black Box Theatre. Admission is $12 or free with an Elon ID.

Thursday-Wednesday, October 3-9
Department of Performing Arts presents The Children’s Hour

Written by Lillian Helman
Director: Kirby Wahl

Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Monday–Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

American playwright Lillian Hellman established herself in what had been primarily a man’s business when this, her first play, opened on Broadway in 1934. In The Children’s Hour, a disaffected student in an elite, all-girls school spreads a rumor that her two young, female teachers are secretly lovers. How will – how should – local society respond? What is the destructive power of her lie? Or is it a lie? Children wrestle with adult topics and adults behave like children in this intriguing drama.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning September 26 by calling (336) 278-5650.

Eric Townsend,
10/3/2013 7:00 AM