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The Children’s Hour

Playwright Lillian Hellman

Last Thursday night I was able to able to attend Fontbonne’s production of “The Children’s Hour,” the 1938 play by Lillian Hellman. The script was inspired by the true story of two female boarding school teachers who were accused of engaging in a love affair and the tumultuous aftermath they were forced to endure. This intense tale of fear and intrigue is brought to life with marvelous acting from Fontbonne’s versatile thespians and a wonderful assembly of period props and costumes.

The pleasant experience of the production was enhanced by the comforting accommodations in lobby (located on the second floor of Southwest Hall). The lobby staff made a special effort to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere with complimentary coffee and cookies for each guest. I definitely recommend following the Fontbonne theater schedule to learn of upcoming productions. Admission is also free for students leaving no excuse for Fontbonne kids interested in watching good stories unfold in a friendly, live environment.

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