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The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
Presented by the Foothill College Drama Dept

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Heather Galli as Martha
Kimberly Roberts as Karen
Jaime McFaden as Mary
SHOW: The Tentieth Century American Classic The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman, Directed by Tom Gough

DATES/TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm from November 5-20, 2004. Sunday shows at 2:30pm, November 14 and 21, 2004.

LOCATION: Foothill College Playhouse (Rm. #1301), 12345 El Monte Road (I-280 at El Monte Road), Los Altos Hills, CA

TICKETS: $16 General Admission/$12 Students and Seniors

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION: Tickets available beginning October 21, 2004 at (650) 949-7360

PARKING: Parking in student lots 1 or 6 is included in the ticket price: no permit required for only those lots on show nights. Lot 6 provides campus access without stairs.

SYNOPSIS: Friends since college, the enterprising partnership of Karen Wright and Martha Dobie have been running a small, private boarding school for girls in provincial New England for some years. In 1934, after eight years of operation, the hard work of Karen and Martha had paid-off as the school reached a point of self-sufficiency. One student, Mary Tilford, a habitual behavioral problem, is facing yet another disciplinary incident. Mary, angered by the way she has been treated, fabricates a complicated lie and tells her influential grandmother, Amelia Tilford, in order to escape her punishment. Believing she is righteously justified by her granddaughter’s private testimony, Mrs. Tilford spreads the rumor to the other parents, who then immediately remove their children from the school. The fallout of this incident has palpable effects on the lives of many and is a strong legacy to the power of a child’s simple lie.

Kimberly Roberts
Heather Galli
Mrs. Mortar
Helena G. Clarkson
Mrs. Tilford
Carolyn Ford Compton
Christian Thomas
Linda Christensen
Jaime McFaden
Valerie Rose Curiel
Kate McKnight
Brittany Heideman
Marissa Zappas
Jessica Salens
Annie Fox
Alissa Q. Newman
Dana Mirsalis
Grocery Boy
Jake Joseph
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