The Academy of Children's Theatre will open its ninth season with the children's classic drama, Pollyanna. The well loved children's play based on the novel by Eleanor Porter tells the story of Pollyanna, a missionary's child, who becomes an orphan after both her parents die. She comes to Vermont to live with her spinster aunt and her joyous and positive attitude changes a town of bitter unhappy and miserable people.
The production will be staged Nov. 2, 3, 9. and 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 11 at 2:00 p.m.at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. Tickets are $15.00 each and reservations can be made by calling the box office at
The production features 40 community theatre and youth actors and is directed by Cynthia Hawkins-Whitaker with costumes by Sara Archer, sets by Eugen Crook, sound by Robin Jackson, and music by Daniel Ley. Starring in the title role is Gabrielle Stimits. Joining her are Jan Reedy as Aunt Polly, Rose Smoak as Nancy, Graham Montgomery as Jimmy Bean, Eddie Tinsley as Dr. Chilton, Jeff Cowley as Rev. Ford, Jeff Luce as the Mayor, Kate Davis as Millie, Carly Braswell as Mrs. Tarbell, and Kolby Ledbetter as George.