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Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:42 am

Magical plot


The outdoor amphitheatre at New Salem houses Theatre in the Park’s second production of the season, The Secret Garden, directed by Kari Catton. The musical by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is about 11-year-old orphaned Mary Lennox who returns to England from India to live with her uncle and his invalid son, Colin. The children find magic and guiding spirits in the estate garden. Stella Cole of Springfield plays Mary. Don’t forget to attend the 7 p.m. free pre-show.

The Secret Garden
June 24-26, 30 and July 1-3, 8pm
Theater in the Park
Lincoln’s New Salem
State Historical Site
632-5440 or 800-710-9290