PLAY READING: The Children’s Hour

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Date(s) - 01/11/2015
5:00 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


PLAY READING: The Children’s Hour

5:00 pm | 1st of November | Alliance Française classroom 7


The Children’s Hour is a 1934 stage play written by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from the school and to avoid being sent back she tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having a lesbian affair. The accusation proceeds to destroy the women’s careers, relationships and lives.

The play was first staged on Broadway at Maxine Elliott’s Theatre in 1934, where it ran for over two years, and in 1936 it was put on at London’s Gate Theatre Studio and Dublin’s Gate Theatre.


This play reading is a part of the Alliance française de Bangalore and Bangalore Little Theatre partnership.