The Hours is a musical theatre adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title.
I first read Cunningham’s novel as a freshman in college. To me, there is no other work of literature that has better articulated my own thoughts and emotions about family, domesticity, depression, and suicide, better than The Hours. It was this immense connection I feel with the book that inspired its adaptation into a musical.
The Hours received readings in a workshop hosted by the Creative and Performing Arts Department at Russell Sage College, a women’s college in Troy, NY.