We're spoiled and we know it. One of our most recent generations is dubbed the Entitled Generation. We note when our grievances are so-called First World problems. Maybe, then, we can learn a lesson from Pollyanna. The Garland Civic Theatre's Children On Stage production of Pollyanna tells the story of a young orphan who manages to find the silver lining in any situation. When she's sent to her room with a dinner of bread and milk she resolves that she loves bread and milk. When she receives crutches as a Christmas present, she remarks at how glad she is to not need them at all. But when Pollyanna loses the use of her legs, can she manage to keep her optimistic spirit or will she just give up like a reasonable person and accept that God is screwing around with her? Find out at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth St. in Garland. The show runs from December 28 through 30 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12. Call 972-205-2790 or visit garlandcivictheatre.org for more information.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 29, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 30, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2011