32 year old Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica) is considered the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Now direct from London her acclaimed play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. The Children stars the original Royal Court Theatre cast
BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC’s “Cranford”),
Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar),
and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (The National Theatre’s Stanley).
In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.
Directing is the award-winning James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC).
Previews begin November 28 ahead of a December 12 opening at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
T2C’s Genevieve Rafter Keddy was there to capture the press meet and greet.