Nov. 8- Dec. 8: Island Stage Left presents "The Children" in Friday Harbor

Island Stage Left presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children November 8 through December 8 at the Marie Boe Building at San Juan County Fairgrounds. Two retired nuclear scientists reside in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

True to its mission to present the best-written, most inspiring plays of our time, ISL obtained the rights to this powerful new story. The plot is tantalizingly unpredictable and often infused with laughter, but something else lurks beneath the surface. The story’s climax comes in the form of a shocking revelation late in the play. At its heart is the future of generations yet to come. The question that hangs in the air is, “What would you do?”

“The Children” premiered in London and New York and has just become available for select theatres elsewhere. The play was awarded the Critics’ Circle, Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best New Play and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best play in the English language by a female playwright. Kirkwood has also won the “Most Promising Playwright” Award in the UK. Her work has been performed at the Royal Court Theatre, in London's West End and on Broadway.

Prominent Seattle actresses Lori Larsen and Therese Diekhans join Daniel Mayes as the cast for ISL’s fall play “The Children.” 

Performances are:

7:30 p.m. -  Friday, November 8

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, November 9

4 p.m. - Sunday, November 10

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14

7:30 p.m. -  Friday, November 15

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, November 16

4 p.m. - Sunday, November 17

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21

7:30 p.m. -  Friday, November 22

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, November 23

4 p.m. - Sunday, November 24

No performance on Thanksgiving

7:30 p.m. -  Friday, November 29

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, November 30

4 p.m. - Sunday, December 1

7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5

7:30 p.m. -  Friday, December 6

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, December 7

4 p.m. - Sunday, December 8

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. For more information visit www.islandstageleft.org

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