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The Children’s Hour

May 1, 2019 - May 5, 2019

childrens hour

By Lillian Hellman

Directed by Raeleen McMillion

May 1-5, 2019

5/1/19-5/4/19; 7:30pm-10:30pm & 5/5/19; 2:00pm-5:00pm

What is the price of a lie? Set in a prestigious boarding school for girls, a disgruntled and privileged student accuses the two headmistresses of having an affair, setting in motion a careening path of total destruction.

The Broadway revival in 1952 played in the shadow of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Directed by the playwright, the revival was one of the first theatre productions to challenge the committee’s vicious allegations, and what can happen when accusations are left unchecked by critical thinking.

Originally produced in 1934, the play was banned in several major cities, amid controversial questions of “indecency.”

 

General- $22* / Seniors and UWM Faculty and Staff- $17* / Students w/ID and Under 18- $12* / Theatre Majors- Free

*Price includes Box Office Fees

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Start:
May 1, 2019
End:
May 5, 2019
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Venue

Mainstage Theatre
Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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