University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “The Children’s Hour,” a drama about intolerance set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women. An angry student, resentful of being sent back to the school, tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having an affair. The charge destroys the women’s careers, relationships and lives. Written in 1934 and based on a true event that took place in 1809, the play was banned for a time in several locations, including Boston, Chicago and London. At the time, it also was declared ineligible for a Pulitzer Prize nomination because of its controversial subject matter. A cast and crew of 40 is directed by Shea King, a master of fine arts candidate at UI from Los Banos, Calif.

click to enlarge Caption: Whitney Holland, Miranda Barron and Kameron Nichols play the lead roles in “The Children’s Hour.” - PHOTO BY TODD QUICK
Photo by Todd Quick
Caption: Whitney Holland, Miranda Barron and Kameron Nichols play the lead roles in “The Children’s Hour.”

IF YOU GO

WHAT: “The Children’s Hour”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, next Thursday and April 27 and 30; 2 p.m. Saturday and April 28

WHERE: Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow

COST: $15 adult, $10 University of Idaho faculty, staff and seniors; tickets available at BookPeople of Moscow, by calling (208) 885-6465 or at the door an hour before curtain.

OF NOTE: The show contains mature content and may not be suitable for children.

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