( Tue., Aug. 15, 2017 - Sun., Aug. 20, 2017 )
Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle, Archibald, and his invalid son, Colin. The 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.