September 9 – 27
The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
A vengeful pupil’s whisper triggers a devastating chain of events for two of her teachers in this thrilling, emotional 1930s masterpiece re-set in 1980s Seattle.
Sheila Daniels returns to direct another American classic on the Intiman stage (A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment), featuring rising Seattle actor Hannah Mootz as Martha and Tiffany Yvonne Cox as Karen.
Running time for The Children’s Hour is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
$20 tickets available for many patrons!
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[Preview] Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:30PM
[Preview] Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30PM
[Opening] Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30PM
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:30PM
(ASL-interpreted performance; choose maroon seats house right)
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30PM
(KUOW Front Row Center w/ Marcie Sillman)
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:00PM
(includes post-play discussion)
The Children’s Hour stars Hannah Mootz (Tail of Wasps, New Century Theatre Company; Bo-Nita, Seattle Repertory Theatre) as Martha Dobie;
Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Chicago Fire, NBC; Trouble in Mind, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre) as Karen Wright; and
Suzanne Bouchard (Dear Elizabeth, Seattle Repertory Theatre; Julius Caesar, Seattle Shakespeare Company) as Amelia Tilford.
|The Cast (in order of appearance)||Name|
|Peggy Rogers||Rebecca Love|
|Lois Fisher||Maya Burton|
|Lily Mortar||Julia Prud’homme*|
|Evelyn Munn||Meghan Dolbey|
|Rosalie Wells||Meme Garcia|
|Mary Tilford||Jasmine Jean Sim*|
|Karen Wright||Tiffany Yvonne Cox*|
|Martha Dobie||Hannah Mootz*|
|Joe Cardin||Michael Place*|
|Amelia Tilford||Suzanne Bouchard*|
|Grocery Boy||Rafael Molina|
|Understudy Joe Cardin||Matthew Sherrill|
* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Sheila Daniels returns to Intiman for her second festival season (Lysistrata) to direct The Children’s Hour. As Associate Director for Intiman from 2007-2009, Daniels directed A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment, and Abe Lincoln in Illinois. She has directed work on nearly every Seattle mainstage, including ACT, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre.
|Scenic Designer||Jennifer Zeyl|
|Costume Designer||Melanie Taylor Burgess|
|Lighting Designer||Robert J. Aguilar|
|Sound Designer||Matt Starritt|
|Fight Director||Peter Dylan O’Connor|
|Production Stage Manager||Whitney Breite*|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Adrienne Mendoza*|
|Assistant Director||Rafael Molina|
|Assistant Lighting Designer||Bob Franklin|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Kelly McDonald|
* denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
** denotes member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Banned in London and several cities across America when the play made its 1934 Broadway debut, The Children’s Hour preceded Arthur Miller’s iconic witch-hunt tale The Crucible by nearly 20 years, and cemented Hellman’s position as one of America’s leading female playwrights. It was later turned into a controversial 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, and James Garner.