"Astonishing and thrilling." – The New York Times
"Thoroughly gripping" – The Guardian
Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, the three friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama.
Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature themes and profanity. Approximate run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Due to the weather forecast, the January 18, 8pm performance of THE CHILDREN has been cancelled. If you have a ticket for tonight, our Patron Experience team will be in touch. You can also call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to discuss your ticket exchange options. Stay safe!
Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and company member Graham Smith (playing Robin in The Children). Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing The Children tickets.
January 22 & 29; February 5
To further expand access to our work, we offer select half-priced performances throughout the season. Your discount is automatically applied when purchasing tickets.
February 4 at 7:30pm
Dinner & A Show
Packages are available for prix-fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday-Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.
Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.
Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.
January 23 & 30; February 6
An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.
February 4 at 7:30pm
February 5 at 2 & 7:30pm
February 6 at 7:30pm
February 7 at 7:30pm
February 8 at 2 & 8pm
February 9 at 2pm
Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500