San Francisco-based band Vetiver; pianist Conrad Tao; Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour; Heathers the Musical
A rumor can have devastating effects, even if the fabrication is nothing but the work of an unhappy adolescent girl intent on getting her own way. This is the plot of The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play t hat is unfortunately timeless in its depiction of how easy it is for gossip to destroy love and livelihoods. Mary Tilford doesn’t like boarding school, and because she’s rather well connected, she’s able to bring down her headmistresses with a lie, and rope other girls into her schemes. Larry Glaister directs Hellman’s classic at the Santa Fe Playhouse (142 E. DeVargas St.) with a final weekend of performances on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $25, with discounts available, can be purchased at www.santafeplayhouse.org or by calling 505-988- 4262 — J.L.