NEC Theatre Group to Present Kennedy's Children
The Carriage Theatre Ensemble at New England College presents Robert Patrick’s play, Kennedy’s Children on Thursday, October 30 and Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m., a special Halloween matinee on Friday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre in the Carriage House located at 35 Main Street in Henniker. The play is directed by Emma Laing.
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for the general public, and may be reserved by calling the box office at 603-428-2485.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy was the event that inspired a play about shattered dreams and lost hope. JFK was the last great hope – youthful, sexual, attractive, brave, and idealistic in the face of a world on the brink of self destruction by nuclear holocaust. And he was shot in the back seat of a convertible. Kennedy’s Children is the story of five characters who have been shaped by their times – the 60s. It takes place in a bar in 1974 on Valentine’s Day and each character tells their personal story while representing much more than themselves. There is a would-be sex goddess; a gay nostalgic actor; a disturbed, naive soldier; a JFK fanatic; a slightly grown up “hippie;” and of course, a bartender. The characters remain isolated and alone as they struggle to relive their memories and dwell on their dreams.
Robert Patrick, author of more than 60 plays, wrote Kennedy’s Children in 1974. Other works by Patrick include Camera Obscura, Judas, and My Cup Ranneth Over. He is the recipient of the 1969 Show Business Award.