Pacific Resient Theatre Presents


by A. R. Gurney
Suggested by a short story by John Cheever

Directed by Joe Olivieri
Scenic Design by Vicky Profitt
Costume Design by Diane Puhalla
Lighting Design by Kathi O’Donohue
Sound Design by David Miller and Joe Olivieri
State Manager Linda Lodge

Cast: Catherine Telford, Robert Lee Jacobs, Judith Montgomery, Robin Becker and George Spelvin

CHILDREN is set in the summer estate of a wealthy “WASP” family on a resort island off the New England coast over the 4th of July weekend, 1970. The sixty-something matriarch of the family is joined by her recently divorced daughter, her prep school teacher son and his “trophy” wife. Their idyllic life is threatened by two jarring events. This absorbing, literate play blends humor and revealing irony in its study of a well-to-do American family forced to deal with a challenge to it’s comfortable status quo.


“…Joe Olivieri’s staging of four masterful performances is exemplary.”

“…slices cleanly but deeply into the repressions of well-off Northeastern WASPs,

with plenty of funny, often mordant moments arising naturally from a quartet of sharply drawn characterizations. ”

opens July 8 and runs Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm

Pacific Resident Theater