The Children


In their remote cottage on the British coast, a long-married pair of retired nuclear physicists live a modest life in the aftermath of a natural disaster, giving scrupulous care to energy rationing, their garden, their yoga practice. When former colleague Rose reappears after 38 years, her presence upends the couple’s equilibrium and trust. As the fallout from long-ago decisions comes hurtling into view, Rose unveils a proposal that threatens more than their marriage. A hit in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood’s latest is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility and reparation—what one generation owes the next.

Presented by Studio Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $97

Discount Tickets Available Students, Seniors, Military

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Box Office Phone: 202-332-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/01/2019 - 06/09/2019
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 08:00pm--
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 05/05/2019 - 7:00pm
  • 05/04/2019 - 2:00pm


  • 05/31/2019 - 8:00pm


  • 06/02/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/25/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 05/29/2019 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Naomi Jacobson Rose
Jeanne Paulsen Hazel
Richard Howard Robin
Production Personnel
Lucy Kirkwood
David Muse
Costume Designer
Nephelie Andonyadis
Set Designer
Tom Kamm
Sound Designer
Broken Chord
Lighting Designer
Miriam Nilofa Crowe


Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • McPherson Square (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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