Local theater group Olympia Family Theater will be presenting their production of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting September 30 to October 16.
Adapted by Maybelle Reynoso, this version of the novel is set in the Pacific Northwest and will feature live actors and puppet performances.
The Secret Garden is a story of two children who discover and explore a garden that is locked away, and how their lives are changed in the process. Reynoso’s adaptation tells the story from a Latinx perspective.
“There is a Latinx cast and there’s a lot of Spanglish in the script,” said director Emily McHough “Also, it's modern day and takes place in the Pacific Northwest so it features plant species that are native here.”
Mary – Daniela Acuna
Carlos – Oliver Garcia
Dee – Beckham Barehand
Don Benicio – Raphael Venegas
Medlock – Angel Ramirez
Mouse – Lex Langguth-Torres
Mary’s Uncle – Victor Velazquez
Ensemble – Elise Garcia, Angelie Negron, Christine Yorba, June Eventyr
Tickets can be bought at the company’s website and are available 24 hours before the performances. Friday performances are at 7 p.m. while 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. and will require attendees to wear masks due to the expected increased attendance.
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