Post date: Jul 18, 2013 4:1:34 AM

Lake Charles, Louisiana <July 17, 2013> - Artists Civic Theatre and Studio, Lake Charles, announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, the play, The Secret Garden.

The production will be on stage October 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 under the direction

of Kris Perez Webster.

Auditions will be held at The ACTS Theatre located at 1 Reid St. in Lake Charles on July 28 at 3pm and July 29th at 6:30pm. Both male and female adult actors, as well as, boys and girls able to play 9-11 years old with any level of experience are encouraged to attend. Actors are asked to register starting at 2:30pm on Sunday and 6pm on Monday Actors auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading of lines taken from the script of the play.

The Secret Garden, written by Sylvia Ashby, Frances Hodgson Burnett was adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel. A non-musical production, the story, set in the early years of the 20th century, is as familiar as you remember. Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. The Secret Garden is wonderful story of transformation for all ages