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March 21, 2020

The Children’s Hour

Hosted by University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre


3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada

March 21 at 2:00 PM

Written in 1934, Lillian Hellman’s potent exploration of the power of lies – and the culture of fear which allows them to thrive – remains startlingly relevant in our era of “fake news” and online deception.

Lifelong friends Karen and Martha are the headmistresses of a prestigious all-girls boarding school in a small New England town in the months preceding WWII. When a vengeful pupil whispers a rumour that the two women are having an affair, it triggers a devastating chain of consequences, entangling their entire school in this toxic story of deceit. At the peril of destroying their careers, their relationships, and their lives, Karen and Martha courageously risk public shame and fight for the truth to be heard.

More information and tickets

Audio description by VocalEye. Contact the Box Office at 250-721-8000 prior to March 2 to book discounted tickets ($21) for this performance. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating.