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re: Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children" (Broadway circa 2017): anyone see it? Thoughts?
Posted by: earlybird 12:29 pm EST 11/08/22
In reply to: Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children" (Broadway circa 2017): anyone see it? Thoughts? - Delvino 11:40 am EST 11/08/22

I saw it on Broadway and really enjoyed it.

For me, what ties the whole thing together is this exploration of "early old age" in our modern era. The characters are in their 60s, and therefore might be considered "old" by traditional standards, and yet they're healthy, they're enjoying life, and they theoretically have another 30 years left to live. This is what the play spends a lot of time exploring and establishing in the main body of the text. And consequently, it becomes the crux of the dilemma that's proposed toward the end of the play.

**SPOILER**

They know it's the right thing to do, to sacrifice themselves for the young people at the nuclear plant. Because they've lived more life; they've had more time, more experiences behind them. But it's heartbreaking too, because they weren't on deaths door; they still had more life to live.
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