Brand new for 2018, Legacy Lab explores a classic LGBT text in staged reading form.
The Children’s Hour
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Bea Basso
Longtime friends Martha and Karen have launched a successful school for girls in their small rural town. When a spoiled, wealthy pupil invents a lie to escape punishment, their very livelihood and plans for the future are threatened. But what happens if the lie isn’t a lie after all? Exploring the nature of truth, The Children’s Hour broke new ground when it premiered on Broadway in1934, when the mere mention of homosexuality on stage was illegal. This rarely seen classic endures as foundational to the LGBT canon, penned by one of America’s greatest female playwrights of all time.