The Children

FEB 28-MAR 28, 2020

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Written by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Bryn Boice

THE CHILDREN PRODUCERS CIRCLE
Producers
Bove & Langa, P.C.
Susan Culman
Kerry A. Dowling
Sam Yin
Associate Producers
Danné Davis
Hal Tepfer

Given the evolving circumstances around COVID-19, and out of concern for the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists, SpeakEasy Stage Company has decided to cancel all remaining performances of our production of The Children.Boston Theatre Scene Ticketing Services will be reaching out to all current ticket holders of The Children to discuss their options, which include donating the cost of the tickets, exchanging tickets for a future SpeakEasy production, or getting a refund. Please know that the proceeds from all ticket donations will go to support SpeakEasy programs and artists, including those affected by the show’s cancellation.

To learn more about our production of The Children, you can check out reviews from The Boston Globe, WBUR, and Joyce Kulhawik.


2018 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! Following acclaimed runs in London and New York City, The Children is an astonishing and thrilling new play that questions the responsibility each generation has for the way it leaves the world. In the wake of a devastating environmental accident, Hazel and Robin, two retired physicists, are quietly living out their days in a cottage on the British coast. When an old colleague turns up with a shocking request, the three friends must come to terms with their shared culpability in this searing drama about responsibility and guilt, reparation and redemption.

RUN TIME: One hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.

  • Cast

    Tyrees Allen* ….. Robin
    Karen MacDonald* ….. Rose
    Paula Plum* ….. Hazel

    Click here for full cast bios.

  • Production Team

    Scenic Design by Cristina Todesco**
    Costume Design by Rachel Padula-Shufelt
    Lighting Design by Jeff Adelberg**
    Sound Design by David Remedios**

    Rachel Sturm*, Production Stage Manager
    Emily D. Bahm, Assistant Stage Manager

  • Special Events

    ARTISTS’ FORUM
    Sundays: 3/8 following 3:00 pm performances

    Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.