The Children’s Hour

The Children's Hour, by Lillian Hellman

Thu, Mar 5 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 6 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 7 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 8 - 2:00pm

Wed, Mar 11 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 12 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 13 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 14 - 2:00pm

The Children’s Hour

By Lillian Hellman

Directed by Jim Chiolino

Presented by Madison Theatre Guild


Before social media could ruin people’s lives, there was the simple but effective rumor mill. The Children’s Hour, set in a New England girls’ school in the 1930s, illustrates the devastating power of a lie. A disgruntled student accuses the school’s founders of being in a lesbian relationship with devastating results.

With the talents of:

Bridget Christine Kelly as Karen Wright
Rainy Armstrong as Martha Dobie
Jacob Lange as Joe Cardin
Kate Veak as Mary Tilford
Sarah Whelan as Mrs. Amelia Tilford
Rebecca Raether as Mrs. Lily Mortar
Mary-Elizabeth as Agatha
Annika Allen as Rosalie
Maddy Lom as Peggy
Rachel Reichard as Evelyn
Dean Ferguson as the Grocery Boy


The Children’s Hour will be performed on the Drury Stage.

Approximate run-time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Seating: General Admission

Tickets: $20; Groups (10+): $15*

​*For group ticket sales, call the Box Office at (608) 661-9696.

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