School of Theatre and Dance to debut new play


Courtesy NIU School of Theatre and Dance

The performances for the play “The Children’s Hour” run from March 31 to April 2 and April 6 to April 8.

By Emily Beebe, Opinion Columnist

Update: Performances scheduled for March 31, April 1 and April 2 have been canceled, due to a positive COVID test from a member of the cast/crew. Those who have already purchased tickets will be contacted by the NIU SOTD. As of now, no additional performances have been scheduled. Performances for April 6, April 7 and April 8 are still set to be held, according to the NIU SOTD.

NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance is set to debut its latest production: “The Children’s Hour.”

“The Children’s Hour” is a play that was written by Lillian Hellman and is about two women that run a boarding school for girls. One of the girls starts rumors about both of the women running the school and these rumors eventually go on to ruin the women’s lives. Eventually, the school realizes that it is just rumors, however, by then the damage was already done. 

The 1961 movie “The Children’s Hour” is based on the play. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine as the two headmistresses. 

People can go see “The Children’s Hour” in the O’Connell Theatre located in Stevens Building starting March 31 through April 2 and again from April 6 to April 8. The play starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 31, April 1, April 6 and April 7. It starts at 2 p.m. on April 2 and April 8.

Tickets cost $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $9 for non-NIU students and are free for NIU students with a reserved ticket.

Tickets can be purchased by using this link.