The Secret Garden

Ashtabula Arts Center

Ashtabula, OH
Community Theatre

Book & Lyrics by: Marsha Norman
Music by: Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by: Frances Hodgson Burnett

February 11 - February 27, 2022

Show Description:

Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox travels to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald Craven and his invalid son Colin. The Craven estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life in this tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Staff and Cast

Director: Stephen Rhodes
Director: Austin Blair

Mary Lennox: Bett Seymour

Archibald Craven: Josh Theilan
Dr. Neville Craven: Justin Brown
Colin Craven: Maxie Seymour
Dickon: Nathan Jernigan
Martha: Kaitlyn Watson
Lily: Aubrey Brail
Mrs. Medlock: Mary Ann Kline
Ben Weatherstaff: John Meranda
Mrs. Winthrop: Hannah Kile

The Dreamers
Rose: Stephanie Bucci
Albert: Brandon Sweeney
Alice: Natalie Houser
Lt. Wright: Matt Incorvati
Maj. Shelly: Matt Sommers
Mrs. Shelly: Bree Leonard
Claire Holmes: Angela Orr
Fakir: Jayson DeRulo Gage
Ayah: Martha Sorohan


7:30pm Fridays
2pm and 7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


$11 - $15 (Pay What You Can available)

(440) 964-3396

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Beginning with The Secret Garden, The Ashtabula Arts Center is returning to socially-distanced seating in our theater. No proof of vaccination or negative test results will be required to attend, however all guests must wear masks at all times in the building. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, particularly for large groups, as our seating capacity will again be reduced. Seat selection will be unavailable when purchasing tickets, but we will do our best to accommodate requests for particular locations as closely as possible.

Content Advisories

This production has no content advisories.


Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W 13th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004