A Little Princess

Based on the book Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Adapted by June Walker Rogers

Directed by Patty Laine

The story of Sara Crewe who grew up in India with her papa, a dashing officer in the army, until one day he decided to enroll her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies in London. Sara's papa lavished her with beautiful gifts and gowns and treated her like a princess. One day Miss Minchin had dreadful news. Sara's papa has died quite suddenly. He had invested all of his money with a friend who disappeared with the money so Sara has been left without a penny. Now, with no way to pay Miss Minchin, Sara must work and clean and live in a small room in the attic. She is not to talk to the other young ladies. All of her beautiful clothing must be returned. Her clothes have become tattered and she is always hungry. Sara's situation looks hopeless until she meets the people who live next door.

Produced by MadCAP

Thursday, April 16, 1998, 7:00 pm,
Friday, April 17, 1998, 7:00 pm,
Saturday, April 18, 1998, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Performances will be at Memorial High School Auditorium, 201 South Gammon Road. Ticket order forms are available from MadCAP by calling 831-0744. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All seating is general admission. Tickets will be available at the door.

Artistic staff

Artistic Director Patty Laine has directed productions for MadCAP since 1996. Her extensive experience as a theatre artist includes acting, directing, stage design and choreograpy. She graduated from the UW-Oshkosh Theatre Communications where she received the Edith L. Hollister Award for "Theater Excellence in Directing." The staff also includes Joan McCarthy as Costume Designer, John Heminway as Technical Director and Carrie Scherpelz as Scenic Painter.

A Little Princess Cast

The cast includes young people from the Madison area who began rehearsing for this production in January. They will have rehearsed more than 100 hours before they begin technical rehearsals in the theatre. There they will be joined by more young people who will work as the crew for the production. Many of the cast members have performed with MadCAP in past productions or in performing arts courses.