Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God 1000by Mark Medoff
directed by Kenny Leon
with Joshua Jackson, John McGinty, Lauren Ridloff and Stephen Spinella

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, June 22 through Friday, June 23
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 24 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 26 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, 37 Interlaken Road Project; David and Susan Auerbach; Natalie and Howard Shawn; Blantyre, Country Curtains and Red Lion Inn


In today's culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award-winning, Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), this production features Joshua Jackson (TV: The Affair, Dawson's Creek, Fringe; Film: Cruel Intentions, Lay The Favorite; West End: A Life In The Theatre; Off-Broadway: Smart People), John McGinty (Off-Broadway: The Healing), Lauren Ridloff (Film: Wonderstruck, Other: former Miss Deaf America), and Stephen Spinella (Broadway: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, James Joyce's The Dead).

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with world around them. Select performances will include an ASL interpreter. 

Performance Dates

  • Thursday, June 22 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Friday, June 23 at 8pm (Preview)
  • Saturday, June 24 at 8pm (Opening)
  • Monday, June 26 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, June 27 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm
  • Thursday, June 29 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 1 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 1 at 8pm
  • Sunday, July 2 at 2pm
  • Monday, July 3 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 4 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 5 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 5 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 6 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 7 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 8 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
  • Monday, July 10 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 14 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
  • Monday, July 17 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 20 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 21 at 8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 8pm (Closing)