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Chance Theater, Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807


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On the Fyda-Mar Stage…

For over 160 years, the courage of teenager Abigail Burgess has inspired books, songs, and even the US Coast Guard to name a ship after her. Now, for the first time, see her remarkable story live on stage. When young Abbie moved to Matinicus Rock in the mid-19th century with her lighthouse keeper father and their family, her biggest concern was boredom. However, when the winds changed, Abbie found herself thrust into the seemingly impossible position of protecting her family — and some chickens — from a violent storm while keeping the lights brightly burning for any passing ship to miss the perilous shores. Brilliantly brought to life by OCTG Theatre Award-nominated actress, Aubrey Saverino (last season’s Cry It Out), this tale of humor and heroism highlights how far some will go to keep their lights shining and demonstrates how small actions can make a big difference.

See the courageous story of Abigail Burgess come to life that inspired …

» Keep The Lights Burning, Abbie (book featured on Reading Rainbow)

» Abbie, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (radio drama)

» “Lighthouse Keeper” (folk song by Neptune’s Car)

» Cutter Abbie Burgess (175’ Keeper-Class buoy tender in US Coast Guard)

» More books — Abbie Against The Storm; The Stormy Adventure of Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Keeper; Abbie Burgess: Lighthouse Heroine; among others

» And much, much more!


Aubrey Saverino



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Chance Theater, Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
Small Theater
No kids under 5 years old

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