The Secret Garden at Outcry Youth Theatre

Ian Lawson and Madeline Carter. Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos.

From Jan. 17 – 26, Outcry Youth Theatre will be putting on the production, The Secret Garden. Based on the novel by France Hodgson Burnett, this play will be directed by Becca-Johnson Spinos and will be performed at Addison Theatre Centre, Studio Theatre, 15650 Addison Road.

The synopsis of the play is as follows: “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. 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, overgrown with vines, she 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.'”

The mission of Outcry Theatre is to draw youth and young adults to the theatre as both audience and participants. Outcry Theatre utilizes bold artistic vision, highly physical staging, and an energetic and visceral performance style. With rigorous rehearsals, tenacious attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to excellence, Outcry Theatre focuses on developing stellar performances and exceptional storytelling.

Here are the performance dates and times for The Secret Garden:

  • Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission – $10 & Premium Reserved Seating – $20. Tickets will be available online and at the door. There is a service charge for tickets purchased online. If you would like to see the cast members of the play or promo photos, or to buy tickets, please go to Outcry Theatre’s website.

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