The Children

The Children
Written by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by James Macdonald
Manhattan Theatre Club
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
December 26, 2017
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

This is my kind of play – certainly that’s what I thought.Β  I was expecting some combination of a Martin McDonough’s blood and guts kind of a play with a bit of an intellectual warning of the dangers of atomic energy.Β  Some of that happened.Β  The idea is so provocative.Β  What would happen after a nuclear power plant had a problem and poisoned a community? Β  Who would go back into this danger zone to clean up and try to get the plant back on line – – because we certainly cannot do without that electricity and we certainly cannot explore any other more natural ways of making electricity.Β  Who should go back and clean up that plant? Continue reading The Children