Local theater produces Latinx version of an American classic The Secret Garden


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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