Hurricane Katrina evacuee lands role in Childrens Hour

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

Natchez &8212; Anna Adams, 11, has fulfilled a dream in playing a role in &8220;The Children&8217;s Hour.&8221;

In Natchez and attending Cathedral School due to Hurricane Katrina, she won the role of Rosalie Wells. It will be both a debut Natchez performance and a farewell, at least for now.

The daughter of Natchez native Lawrence Adams and his wife, Rosie Adams, Anna and sister Julia, 9, will return to New Orleans in the week to come to enroll in school there. Anna will return for the performances Jan. 26-29.

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&8220;Anna has always wanted to be in something like this,&8221; Rosie Adams said. &8220;She had auditioned for a play at her school in New Orleans, but they didn&8217;t pick her for it.&8221;

Seeing a poster about tryouts for the Natchez Little Theatre production, Anna asked to go to try out for a part.

&8220;This is great for her,&8221; her mother said. &8220;I didn&8217;t want this opportunity to pass by.&8221;

They were fortunate as a family, Rosie Adams said. &8220;Our house was not flooded, but we had roof damage. They just finished that.&8221;

Living in Natchez with Lawrence Adams&8217; mother, Kate Don Green, the family has been blessed in that way, too, Rosie Adams said.

&8220;Lawrence has been commuting to New Orleans,&8221; she said. &8220;For us, it has been good to be in Natchez. People like those at Cathedral School have made us feel so welcome. Natchez has been wonderful.&8221;

As for Anna&8217;s experience in the play, &8220;There&8217;s no price to be paid for what Anna is getting out of this,&8221; her mother said.