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The Children

Nominated for a 2018 Tony Award Best Play

“AN ASTONISHMENT! BRISTLING WITH CHILLS AND SUSPENSE." —The New York Times

“A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work, provoking questions that will continue to nag and expand in your mind…The Children consolidates my view that Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.” ―Independent

Two retired physicists have taken shelter in a borrowed cottage on the English coast coping with the aftermath of a nuclear power plant accident after a devastating tsunami. Quite suddenly an unexpected visitor arrives from their past. With searing insight and comic flair playwright Lucy Kirkwood seems to ask the simple question “What about the children?”. What are we expected to do for the generations that follow us? The story unfolds with fascinating twists amongst three long-time friends who share a guarded history and a passion for life in the face of glaring reminders of its fragility.

Generously sponsored by The Claudia K. Perles Family Foundation.

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Artists

Ariel Bock

Ariel Bock

(Rose)

thirty-fifth season (Producing Associate; Director, Pride and Prejudice; Vocal Coach, Macbeth, As You Like It) S&Co: Mom (Ugly Lies the Bone); Mistress Quickly (Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2); Goneril (King Lear); Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Elizabeth (Richard III); Audrey (As You Like It); Hippolyta (Midsummer Night’s

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Jonathan Epstein

Jonathan Epstein

(Robin)

thirty-first season. S&Co: Jonny has directed or acted in more than 60 Shakespeare & Company productions since 1987 including Henry V, Merchant of Venice, Tempest, Cymbeline, Midsummer, Merry Wives, Private Eyes, Brief Lives, Heroes, An Iliad and the title roles in King Lear, Henry IV, Richard III and

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Diane Prusha

Diane Prusha

(Hazel)

twenty first season (Grace, Roman Fever ; Woman, The Fullness of Life ) S&Co: Enchanted April, Lettuce and Lovage, King John, Mrs. Manstay’s View, Roman Fever, Autre Temps, Xingu, Summer, to name just a few. Diane is so happy to be a part of celebrating Shakespeare & Co’s 40th

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James Warwick

James Warwick

(Director)

first season (Director, Mothers and Sons) As a resident US theatre director since 1997, James has many regional and NYC productions to his credit. His training as an actor at the Royal Central School in London led to him playing leading roles in the West End and on

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