When Mark Medoff attended a reading on Monday of his Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God, he was apprehensive: He hadn’t seen the play in a few years and was worried it might be dated.
William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God (Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection)
The play — a smash on Broadway, where it opened in 1980 — tells the story of a teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a former student there.
“I thought I’d have to rewrite it,” Medoff, 76, tells The Post. “But the minute I put a cellphone into this play, we are in a huge amount of trouble. So I was relieved and pleased that it held up. The theme of trying to remake people in our own image is still relevant.”