FAC begins 2016 with ‘The Secret Garden’


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Carolina Sola and Baleigh Radune portray Mary Lennox and Martha Appleby, in The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production, “The Secret Garden, based on the children’s literature classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


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Mary Lennox (Carolina Sola) and Colin Craven (Aiden Rutherford) share a laugh from the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production of “The Secret Garden.”


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GALLIPOLIS — The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild will bring the play, “The Secret Garden,” to the stage March 11-13.

Based on the children’s literature classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett and adapted by Sylvia Ashby, the heart-warming play leads off the theatre group’s 2016 season.

“The Secret Garden,” originally published in 1911, tells the tale of a young girl, Mary Lennox, who, after losing her entire family in India, is sent to live in the mysterious and gloomy Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, England. There, she discovers a secret garden and its accompanying tragic tale. With the help of her cousin, a gardener and others, she solves a mystery and brings life to Misselthwaite Manor, its gardens and those who call it home.

The production, cast with 10 local actors and directed by Joseph Wright, will perform at 7 p.m. March 11, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 12, and 2 p.m. March 13 at Bossard Memorial Library’s Riverside Room. Tickets are available for advance reservations by calling the French Art Colony at 740-446-3834. Admission may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to show time; $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Carolina Sola and Baleigh Radune portray Mary Lennox and Martha Appleby, in The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production, “The Secret Garden, based on the children’s literature classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_8157.jpgCarolina Sola and Baleigh Radune portray Mary Lennox and Martha Appleby, in The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production, “The Secret Garden, based on the children’s literature classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Courtesy photos

Mary Lennox (Carolina Sola) and Colin Craven (Aiden Rutherford) share a laugh from the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production of “The Secret Garden.”
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_8131.jpgMary Lennox (Carolina Sola) and Colin Craven (Aiden Rutherford) share a laugh from the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production of “The Secret Garden.” Courtesy photos

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