The Children

The Children

Centaur Theatre

November 6, 2018

Truly a fantastic production of a topic that concerns all of us in our every day lives as we deal with how we are progressing and with what we are going to leave the next generation. The story, written by Lucy Kirkwood, Directed by Eda Holmes, and starring an ensemble cast featuring Fiona Reid as Rose, Laurie Paton as Hazel, and Geordie Johnson as  Hazel’s husband Robin, is right out of today’s headlines. It takes place at a time following an explosion at a nuclear science station and the people living near the perimeter.

The play which runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission is almost typical British comedy, the two women exchanging banter in the kitchen of the cottage with some very funny lines. In due course Robin comes back into the house, surprised to see that they are having a visit from Rose who had long ago moved to America. The play then takes on a different mood as the glasses of wine are refilled and we deal with Robin making advances towards an uninterested Rose.

Bravo to all concerned. The script, the directing, and the acting take our emotions on a rollercoaster ride.

Continuing thru November 25 The Children should not be missed.

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