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The Children
January 15 February 9
A 2018 Tony Award Nominee
"Astonishing and thrilling." – The New York Times
"A thoroughly gripping 90 minutes." – 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.

January 15-February 9, 2020 By Lucy Kirkwood Directed by Abigail Adams Steinbright Stage
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Enhance Your Experience
Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and members of the cast. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing The Children tickets.

January 22 & 29; February 5

50% off Access Night

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

The Farmhouse Bistro

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.

Brunch Packages

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

Open Caption

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

More Accessibility

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