Conservatory Theatre Presents ‘The Children’s Hour’ Sept. 26-30, Oct. 3-7

| September 18, 2012

Conservatory students Melissa Weyn, left, and Shaina Marie Schrooten perform in The Children’s Hour. Photo by Dave Preston

Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman, Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 3-7, in the Emerson Studio Theatre, on the lower level of the Loretto-Hilton Center.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for the general public, $6 for senior adults and students from other schools, and free to Webster students, faculty and staff with current Webster ID.

For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

The 1934 classic play, The Children’s Hour, is one of the great successes of writer Lillian Hellman. After a malicious youngster starts a devastating lie about two women who run a boarding school for girls, the rumor 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 as irreparable damage has been done.

Guest director Tim Ocel directs The Children’s Hour.

 

 

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