“The Children’s Hour” is a 1934 drama by Lillian Hellman, but two at The University of Findlay have worked on updating it in interesting ways.
Diane Susdorf, a student in UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing program, and Chris Matsos, assistant professor of theater, will talk about their staging of the play at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in Virginia P. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Great Hall, just prior to the play’s 7:30 p.m. start in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell-Grimm Theatre.
Advanced projections and video will be used to incorporate contemporary themes of cyber bullying and intolerance.
The play will be staged for five days, starting Wednesday, April 15. The first three will be held at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday show will start at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at the Alumni Memorial Union’s box office and can be obtained by calling the box office at (419) 434-5335. They can also be bought at the door. The cost is $5 for general admission; $3 for students and senior citizens; and free for UF faculty, staff and students.
Susdorf’s and Matsos’s presentation is part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Wilkin Event Series, the current theme of which is “multimedia narrative.”
The series will also include a presentation by University students and faculty who are part of the Honors Scholarship and Creativity class this semester. From 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the fine arts pavilion’s room 103, participants will present multimedia narrative works.
Both events are free and open to the public.