Children’s Hour Coming To Havana Theatre Sept. 19 – 28th

17 Sep

Children'sHour

Ghost Light Projects presents a provocative drama beginning this Thursday, September 19th at the Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive. Children’s Hour, originally written in 1934, was banned in five cities for its themes but found a home on Broadway.  Even though the topic of homosexuality was not permitted on Broadway at the time, audiences flocked to the show. The play examines the relationship between truth, power, and sexuality in a way that transcends the setting of the play. With school yard bullying, class privilege, and accusations of same sex desire providing the basis of this piece.

The journey of the Children’s Hour begins with a boarding school for girls run by Martha and Karen who have worked tirelessly and sacrificed to make their dream into a reality. Their vision is of an environment that fosters young women’s scholastic and personal development, readying them to enter a complex and changing world. However, a series of events leads one of the children to tell a vicious lie about the head mistresses. This act affected each of the characters in ways that will forever change them.

Directed by Randie Parliament and Greg Bishop, the production features a great line up of Vancouver talent.  Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Shows take place in the evenings at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Saturday, September 21st and 28th at 2:00 p.m.

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