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Department of Theatre & Dance
The Children (A Staged Reading)

Telfair B. Peet Mainstage Theatre

Thurs. Mar. 28 Opening @7:30pm

Fri. Mar. 29 @7:30pm

Sat. Mar. 30 @7:30pm


*Talkback after each reading

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A Staged Reading of

The Children

By Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Scott Phillips

March 28 - 30, 2024



At an isolated cottage by the sea on the east coast of England, two retired nuclear scientists ponder their future as the world outside begins to unravel around them. Just as they begin to make some progress, an old colleague arrives with a request that dramatically forces them to set aside their routine and reckon with the past. Come enjoy a staged reading of Lucy Kirkwood’s riveting, 2018 Tony Award-nominated play, and engage in lively post-show discussion.

This production is free and open to the public; seating can be reserved at the ticketing site. 

THE CHILDREN is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.