In their poorest winter ever, when the crops have been devastated by locusts and the family must deal with the death of baby Freddie, Pa backtracks his family to Burr Oak, Iowa, to take over the running of a hotel. And if things weren't bad enough, Ma tells Laura she must be nice to Johnny Steadman, "the worst boy in Iowa." When wealthy Mrs. Starr asks for Laura as a companion to read to her in the afternoons, Laura is overjoyed to be invited into such a fine house, but when she overhears Mrs. Starr offer to adopt Laura as her own daughter to ease the burden of so many children, Laura is certain that Ma and Pa will give her up. As Christmas morning approaches, Laura is faced with a decision: Will she choose what she believes is best for the family or will she find a way to stay with her family?
By Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company
Price: $7.00 to $9.00 —Opening Night $7
By Laurie Brooks
Directed by Gail Clements
November 29 - December 15