THE CHILDREN | Open Caption

by Lucy Kirkwood

This Tony-nominated play took both English and American audiences by storm with its journey into the dark past of three nuclear physicists who meet in a ‘cottage on the east coast’ to contemplate the end of the world. Old memories are relived before a harrowing proposal is revealed: just what will be done about the children?


Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore. No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat.

Portland Stage is thrilled to provide seven open captioned performances during the 2019-20 Mainstage Season:

The Clean House: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30PM
Read to Me: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30PM
It’s a Wonderful Life: Friday December 13, 2019 at 7:00PM
Almost Maine: Friday January 31, 2020 at 7:30PM
Native Gardens: Friday March 13, 2020 at 7:30PM
The Children: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30PM
Sabina: Friday May 15, 2020 at 7:30PM

Support for Open Captioning is provided in part by the Theatre Development Fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.