Seeds for good theater
Regarded as one of the greatest examples of English children's literature after Lewis Carroll's Alice books, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden has it all: a charming and curious girl ignored by her wealthy parents, secret relatives and metaphors aplenty amid the solitude of plant life.
Utah Valley University presents the show in "story theater" style, adapted for a "tennis court" stage that gives the audience a view from all sides. Directed by UVU assistant theater professor John Newman, it features Heather Ashton as Mary Lennox and Jordan Kramer as Colin Craven.
"The Secret Garden" at UVU
When • Through Feb. 18. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.
Where • Noorda Regional Theatre Center, Utah Valley University campus, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem.
Tickets • $5-$12. Call 801-863-7529 or visit http://www.uvu.edu/arts for more information.