• Kevin Broccoli

You're Invited to The Secret Garden

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

Epic Theatre Company concludes its One Sweet Summer with an exciting new version of “The Secret Garden” adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett by Gwen Beaton, and directed by Megan Ruggiero. The classic story of Mary, who experiences a terrible tragedy only to find healing and mystery at the house of her uncle. All the famous characters from the iconic novel come to life onstage this August for what’s sure to be a gorgeous end to the season.

“When we were looking for something to pair with Charlotte’s Web, this seemed like the perfect fit,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “Both are stories that children can enjoy while still appealing to adults. We were looking for a play that espouses the virtues of kindness and community, and that’s what The Secret Garden is all about—recovering from loss by creating a new family from the people around you. It’s about flawed human beings of all ages who learn to find each other through nature and the power of the truth.”

Ruggiero is directing a cast that includes Erika Fay Greenwood making her Epic debut as Mary, Alvaro Beltran (Dada Woof Papa Hot), Anastasia LaFrance (Life Sucks), Geoff White (Barbecue), Alexander Sprague (Wolf Hall), Kevin Thibault (Wolf Hall), and Elizabeth Parent (American Strippers, ACT).

The Secret Garden runs August 9th – 24th at the Artists’ Exchange home of Epic Theatre Company, located at 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston RI. All performances are at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.artists-exchange.org/events

The Secret Garden

Based on the Novel

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Adapted by Gwen Beaton

Directed by Megan Ruggiero


Erika Fay Greenwood

Alvaro Beltran

Alexander Sprague

Anastasia LaFrance

Geoff White

Jeffrey Ouellette

Kevin Thibault

Elizabeth Parent

Stage Manager: Jordan Ilyssa Angelo

Assistant Director: Caitlin Howle

General Manager: Megan Ruggiero

Production Manager: Samantha Gaus

Technical Director: Alexander Sprague

Set Consultant: Theodore D’Atri and Ian Hudgins

Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi

Artistic Associate: Melanie Stone

Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina

Poster Design: Elena Semenkova

Epic Resident Photographer: Dave Cantelli

Musical Score & Sound Design: Jason Karol & Trevor McCabe


Friday, August 9th @ 7pm Saturday, August 10th @ 7pm

Friday, August 16th @ 7pm Saturday, August 17th @ 7pm

Friday, August 23rd @ 7pm Saturday, August 24th @ 7pm

All Performances at 50 Rolfe Square in Cranston, RI 02910

Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors/Students/Military

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.artists-exchange.org/events

***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.

****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.

Poster by Elena Semenkova

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