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Sparks 11-year-old has lead role in 'Secret Garden' at Oldfields
Sparks 11-year-old has lead role in 'Secret Garden' at Oldfields

Characters from a classic English children's book will blossom on stage as students from Oldfields School in Glencoe perform "The Secret Garden" on Jan. 27, 28 and 29. The shows are free and open to the public. The book, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911, tells the tale of Mary Lennox, a young girl who comes to live at her uncle's English estate after her parents die of cholera in India. Liza Ayd, 11, of Sparks, has the lead role. "This is my first play and when I found out I was Mary, I was really excited and really nervous," said Liza, a sixth-grader who came to Oldfields from Sparks Elementary School. "Mary is really bratty at...

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