Adapted from the Victor Hugo novel by Tim Kelly and directed by Bryan Anthony, “Les Misérables” is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company. It tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean (Rio Teixteira), his life on the run after leaving prison and his multiple escapes from Inspector Javert (Thomas Marquis).
Valjean’s story is interwoven with that of Fantine (Annemarie Nucup), who gives her baby to the family Thenardier (Jordan Lampi and Kyle Achziger) in order to try to make a better life for herself and her child. Years later, Valjean adopts Fantine’s daughter Cosette, now a young woman, as the play follows the love story between Cosette (Rylee Garcia) and Marius Gillenormand (Aaron Billeci).
The production is filled with fascinating vignettes of 19th-century France and marshals a cast of 32 actors, ages 11 to 17, to bring to life a tapestry of humankind at its best and worst. The play is two hours long, including a 15-minute intermission, and is suitable for most ages, but does include some violence and mild language.
Performance dates are April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.; April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; and $5 for children 10 and under. On both Sunday matinees, seniors pay only $5. On Saturday, April 21, students pay only $5. For more information, call 925-890-6368 or visit www.srctgrp.org.