An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 19, 2020
The Secret Garden, by Playwright Marsha Norman and Composer Lucy Simon, is a Broadway musical based upon the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Black Box Theater (Gilliam Center for the Arts) Showtimes:
April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Free to UVA Wise students and employees with presentation of CAVS ID / $10 public
This is a cultural activity credit event.
Synopsis: Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. “A many splendored children’s fable that neither cloys or loses grip on its unique spell,” says Newsday.
Winner of both the 1991 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, this Broadway hit’s accolades also include winner of the 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, nominee for the 1991 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, and nominee for the 1991 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. Time calls the play “elegant, entrancing…The best American musical of the Broadway season.” Christian Science Monitor states The Secret Garden “revels in theatrical imagination [and] achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations.” The production will be performed at UVA Wise, however, additional performances will be held later at the Appalachian Center for the Arts in Pikeville, KY. Check the Appalachian Center for the Arts for additional showtimes.