The Children's Hour

By Lillian Hellman

Directed by Lennie Dean

One of the great successes of the American dramatic canon! After a mischievous youngster starts a rumor about two women who run a school for girls, and the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to comprehend the power her lies wield, she sticks by her story, which precipitates potential tragedy for the women. The gossip is pure invention, but is it devoid of truth? Has irreparable damage been done? Don’t miss this American Classic in a rare revival at the Playhouse!

Suitable for children aged 10 and older.


"6th Street revives classic story of scandals and lies." (David Templeton - North Bay Bohemian)

"Dark drama shines with young actors." (Cari Pace - Marinscope)

"6th Street Playhouse continues its pursuit of excellence with a revival of Lillian Hellman's 1930s classic 'The Children's Hour.' The adult cast is excellent, but the kids are astounding -- particularly Megan Fleischmann as teachers' nemesis Mary Tilford and Olaya Ciccarelli-Bermudez as her manipulated friend Rosalie Wells. It's a powerful and poignant reminder of how far we've come since those intolerant times." (Barry Willis - SFBATCC)

G.K. Hardt Theatre

Apr 21 - May 7, 2017