The Children

What, If Anything, Does One Generation Owe the Next?

Emerging artist Morgan McKenzie Kauffman joins 3 founding members of the theatre whose work and lives together span over 40 years (and seasons!) for The Children: the story of two retired nuclear scientists, their surprise visitor from their past, and the world crumbling around them all. As they reminisce, the past catches up to the present with one unavoidable request: what do they owe the next generation? Or how much?

At times funny, at times haunting, our production focused on intimate moments of life-long friendships, creating distance physically and emotionally amidst unraveling narratives, and evoking a world on the edge of collapse. 

Production History

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood was presented at The Alvina Kraus Theatre at The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble


January 16th – February 2nd, 2020


Hazel – Elizabeth Dowd

Robin – Jim Goode

Rose – Laurie McCants

Creative Team

Direction – Morgan McKenzie Kauffman & Daniel Roth

Set Design – Lynne Porter

Light Design – A’nie Kirchner

Prop Design – Michael Yerges

Production Manager – Michael Yerges

Stage Manager – A’nie Kirchner

Photos – Bob Rush

Produced by – The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Costume Design – Elizabeth Wislar

Sound Design – Lyell Hintz

Technical Direction – Earl Martz

Costume Shop Supervisor – Thom Sirkot

Scene Shop Assistant – Paris Tennenhouse