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A delightful, easy-to-stage adaptation of the famous classic by the author of The Secret Garden. Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune, is enrolled at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in Victorian England. At first her life is happy, but news arrives that her father has died and her fortune is lost.
Sara is forced to become a servant, scrubbing cobblestones and washing cooking kettles.
She must live in a miserable attic room that seems no better than a prison cell.
When a mysterious gentleman from India takes the house next door, some strange and curious things begin to happen. In time, Sara even discovers that her fortune has been retrieved.
The enchanting story is filled with fascinating characters, both good and bad: greedy Miss Minchin and her timid sister, Amelia; Becky, the kitchen slavey; snooty and jealous Lavinia; and Ermengarde, who hates to read and can’t spell. There’s even a Hindu servant named Ram Dass, whose monkey is always up to mischief.
You’ll never forget Sara’s birthday scene, nor the odd tea party she conducts in the cold attic.
This show is filled with comedy, drama and, most of all, charm. When things turn out splendidly for our clever Sara, it’s no wonder she feels just like a little princess.