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Actors (left to right) Julia Rush, Katie Winters and Ashley Rus review the script with director Brooke Ferricks, 13, during the dress rehearsal of “The Little Mermaid” Saturday, Jan. 16, at Ferricks’ home. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Jacob Rus, 11, acts out a scene Saturday, Jan. 17, during rehearsal for Brooke’s Backyard Productions’ performance of “The Little Mermaid”. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor
1:33 pm CST January 19, 2016

One of the area’s youngest theater directors is at it again.

Lockport resident Brooke Ferricks, 13, is currently directing her second play, after Brooke’s Backyard Productions performed “The Wizard of Oz” in May 2015.

“The Little Mermaid” is to be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, 13030 W. 143rd St., in Homer Glen.