Arts and Entertainment

On Book! Lives destroyed by lies

The Children
The Children's Hour
— image credit: Contributed photo

Lillian’s Hellman’s 1934 drama, “The Children's Hour,” is featured in the next On Book! Readers Theatre production, Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15, at San Juan Community Theatre.

The play, set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, unfolds as an angry student runs away and, to avoid being sent back, tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are lovers. The accusation ends up destroying the women’s careers, relationships and lives.

Directed by SJCT’s Amanda Smith, the production features 15 islanders in acting roles. Admission is free; doors open at 7 p.m., with festival seating. Info, 378-3211,


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates