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Playwright

Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon

Performance Dates

May 16-25, 2002

Creative Team

Directed by.........................Doreen Dunn

Music Direction by..............Dennis Davenport

Choreography by................Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Design by................Rob Johnson

Costume Design by............Marcia Hain

Lighting Design by..............Joshua C. Allen

Sound Design by................Patrick Green

Synopsis

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.”

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Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Musical Theatre, Drama

The Secret Garden

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