Directed by Theatre Professor Marnie Brennan, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is the story of Rynn Jacobs, played by Ada Smith-Sparling. Rynn, a highly intelligent thirteen year-old, is orphaned when her father dies shortly after the two move to a small New England town. She keeps his death a secret so she can continue to live independently. She finds a friend in an older boy, Mario played by Ryan Hays, but also attracts the unwelcome attention of an older man, Frank Hallet, played by Josh Lebo. When he begins stalking her, Rynn must use all her resources to protect herself and her darkest secrets. Her options narrow down as the play builds up to an almost unbearable climax. Madelaine Wilson, as the town busybody Mrs. Hallet, and Danny Sites as Officer Ron Miglioriti, round out the cast. Stage manager is Elizabeth Schiavo with assistance from Michael Statler.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane features an atmospheric set designed by Dave Olmsted, Theatre Scenic Designer/Production Manager, complemented by lighting designed by Lori Friedlander, Theatre Technical Director, and costumes designed by HACC Theatre Instructor, Paul Foltz. This play is not appropriate for children under the age of 13. There will be no admittance after the play begins until the end of the first Act.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, a terrifyingly good choice for adults looking for entertainment this Halloween season, will be presented Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre (A104) of the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, HACC. Tickets are $9 adult and $7 student/senior citizen and are available at the RLAC Box Office at 231-ROSE (7673). Early reservations recommended.