RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd., will mount a theatrical production of Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” from March 13-29, 8 p.m.

The groundbreaking film of the same name was one of the earlier pieces with lesbian themes on the big screen dating back to 1961. It starred Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine who ran a school for girls. It was based on the 1934 play.

After a malicious young girl starts a lesbian rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women, organizers of the event said.

It is directed by Sally Kinka.

The production may not be suitable for those under age 14 due to its mature content.

Tickets are $15/adult, $12/students and seniors and are available online.

info: nract.org.

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