If you are looking for tickets to our fall show, Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, please call our ticket line (613-297-0097), go to our Purchase Tickets page to buy on line or in person at Agora, 501 Main St. Winchester. Note that this play has mature contents and is not intended for children.
More Information on The Children’s Hour
DUNDAS COUNTY PLAYERS EXPLORE A CLASSIC DRAMA OF LOVE AND LIES IN THE UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF “THE CHILDREN ‘S HOUR “
Mark Twain once observed “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. Lillian Hellman’s drama, The Children’s Hour, deals with this very theme and takes the stage on Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Old Town Hall in Winchester. First written and produced in 1934, the play was a commercial and critical success. In 1961 it was adapted for the screen, starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Maclaine.
Set in 1930’s New England, “The Children’s Hour” tells the story of two young women, Martha Dobie and Karen Wright, who run a small private school for girls. When one vindictive student invents a lie about her teachers, and convinces her influential grandmother as to its truth, lives come undone.
Director Terry Green is pleased to be working with a strong cast of local actors including nine young girls. “We have all experienced or heard about the devastating effects of false accusations” remarked Green. “The corrosiveness of lies and slander is as relevant today as it was decades ago. Audiences will see how a small lie can have a huge impact on someone’s life, to the point of ruining it.”
Theatre goers are advised that despite its title, the play’s serious subject matter is not suited for young children.
Performances will take place on Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Old Town Hall in Winchester. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 21, 22, 28 and 29. There’ll be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays, Nov. 23 and 30.
Tickets are $15 for adults ($10 for youths 18 and under) and are available through Paypal at dcplayers.ca, by contacting the DCP Ticket Line at 613-297-0097 or in person at Agora in Winchester (501 Main Street).