Sara Crewe, 10 years old, leads a delightful life. Her father, a British officer, provides her with all of the comfort his wealth and charm allow. When he dies, a cold-hearted schoolmistress turns Sara into a drudge. How does she cope?Sara is unquenchable. Her father taught her that every girl is a princess, rich or poor. That gift, along with grace, spirit, and imagination, give her serenity and puts the fall from riches to rags in perspective.
This cherished children's tale follows young Sara Crewe, a well-to-do heiress sent to a London boarding school. Initially praised and pampered, Sara's fortunes take a turn for the worse when her father dies penniless, leaving her a destitute orphan. Sara endures starvation and mistreatment at the hands of her cruel headmistress, but is able to find respite through the power of her elaborate fantasies, as she creates a world where she'll forever remain a princess. Actress Rebecca Burns infuses Sara and her friends with playful, good-natured innocence, even as they endure misfortune and cruelty. With a performance sure to delight audiences young and old, Burns captures the magic and excitement of a child's imagination.
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