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Secret Garden, The

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By: C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 6 M, 7 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 5 F)
Performance Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 104 pgs

Secret Garden, The

CLASSIC. Adapted from the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After her parents die of cholera in India, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her rich uncle, Archibald Craven, at his sprawling estate in Yorkshire, England. At the manor, Mary is confined to two rooms and told that she must amuse herself. She learns that her uncle, who is still grieving the death of his late wife, has locked her garden and hidden the key. With the help of a robin, Mary discovers the key to the Secret Garden and sets to work caring for the neglected plants. One night, Mary hears a childís distant cries and follows the noise into a bedchamber. To her surprise, Mary discovers Colin Craven, her cousin, who has been bedridden since birth. Mary visits Colin every day and cheers him up by telling him stories about her life in India and the Secret Garden. Mary convinces Colin to visit his motherís Secret Garden, and Colin and Mary soon discover the gardenís magical healing powers.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.


Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $273.00  (17 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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C. Edward Wheaton C. Edward Wheaton studied drama at Stanislaus State College and has an extensive background in 19th-century and early 20th-century American drama and literature. He lives in Stevinson, CA.

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