CANADIAN PREMIEREIn a remote countryside cottage, two retired scientists live a seemingly quiet life in the aftermath of a devastating catastrophe at a nearby nuclear power station. When an old friend and colleague unexpectedly turns up at their door, they soon discover the shocking reason for her visit, forcing them to confront their responsibility for past actions and to make a difficult choice about future generations.
★★★★ "An essential piece of theatre... There’s nothing better than watching the best actors strut their stuff."
SET & COSTUME DESIGNEREo Sharp
LIGHTING DESIGNERBonnie Beecher
SOUND DESIGNERJohn Gzowski
ASSISTANT DIRECTORChristine Horne*
DIALECT COACHJane Gooderham
STAGE MANAGERMaria Popoff
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGERMeghan Froebelius
FIGHT DIRECTORAnita Nittoly
WIG & MAKEUP SUPERVISORSharon Ryman
PHOTOThe ensemble by Dahlia Katz
*The services of Christine Horne were made possible through Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
The Children was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Sloane Square, London, on November 17, 2017, and was produced on Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre on November 28, 2017.
The Royal Court commissioned The Children with a generous grant from the Berwin Lee New Play Commission.
The Children is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.
- NOW Magazine: ★★★★ "An essential piece of theatre"
- The Independent: ★★★★ "Richly suggestive and beautifully written"
- The Times: ★★★★ "This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope. It’s really good."
- The Stage: ★★★★ "A witty, slippery play of debate as well as an engaging character study."