Sept. 15 – Oct. 8 at the Dairy Arts Center
Opening Night: Saturday, September 17
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“Lucy Kirkwood’s scary play makes tense drama out of the catastrophic results of human meddling in the natural world.” —Variety
About the Play
Humorous, harrowing, and profoundly timely, in “The Children” two retired nuclear scientists reside in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request. In answering her, they must resolve a question we all face: What, exactly, do we owe to future generations?
“Completely successful as an eco-thriller, bristling with chills and suspense” (The New York Times), “The Children” was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and was produced on Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Royal Court Theatre.
The People of “The Children”
Hazel: Martha Harmon Pardee
Rose: Gin Walker
Robin: Sam Gregory**
Artistic and Production Team
Written by: Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by: Stephen Weitz*
Production Manager: Michael Morgan*
Stage Manager: Hannah Tripp
Assistant Stage Manager: Rowan Livengood
Set Design: Ron Mueller*
Costume Design: Sarah Zinn
Lighting Design: Colin Young*
Sound Design: CeCe Smith
Properties Design: Katie Hopwood
Dialects and Text Coach: Gabriella Cavallero
Dramaturg: Heather Beasley*
*Member of BETC’s Artistic Ensemble
** Appearing through an Agreement between Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
“The Children” Supporters
Season Benefactor: Noel & Terry Hefty, Peak Asset Management
Season Benefactor: Karolynn Lestrud
Season Sustaining Sponsor: Cheri Belz, Architect & Realtor
Season Production Sponsor: Karen Steward Memorial Fund
Season Partner: Christian Vanek
Production Partner: Paul Repetto & Janet Pyle
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