Anne of Green Gables

Comedy/Drama
adapted by Peter DeLaurier
from the novel by L. M. Montgomery
June 9 – 25, 2022

Performances

All shows at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 9
Friday, June 10
Saturday, June 11

Wednesday, June 15 (value night)
Thursday, June 16
Friday, June 17
Saturday, June 18

Wednesday, June 22 (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 23
Friday, June 24
Saturday, June 25

Runtime: Two hours and 30 minutes,
including one 15 minute intermission

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

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About the Show

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of “kindred spirits.” This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.

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About the Playwright

Peter DeLaurier has held several positions in the theater, including: Artistic Associate / Company Actor / Director / Playwright (People’s Light & Theatre, Malvern, PA), Artistic Director (New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS), Founder / Producing Director (Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, DE), and Theatre Faculty (Temple University, University of Delaware).

He was the recipient of the Barrymore Award for Best Actor (Underneath the Lintel) and has been nominated for Best New Play (Anne of Green Gables), Best Actor (Man From Nebraska), and Best Supporting (Six Characters in Search of an Author and King Lear). His adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been produced at many regional professional and community theaters, and his translation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope has been produced at university theaters.

About the Novelist

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author remembered for her famous novel, ‘Anne of Green Gables’, which was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. In her lifetime, she published 20 novels, more than 500 short stories, 30 essays, an autobiography and a book of poetry, each of which was highly appreciated by the book lovers and critics. The character of the orphaned Anne struck a chord with the audience who empathized and sympathized with her. While most of her books were widely read, it was the nine sequels depicting Anne’s life that gained most appreciation and success. For her contribution in the field of literature, she was bestowed with numerous honors. In 1935, she was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Production Team

Cast

Donna Daniels as Marilla Cuthbert
Elka Desmond as Moody McPherson
Gaby George as Diana Barry
Lesley Grider as Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Spencer, and Miss Stacy
Athena Helvey as Ruby Gillis
Sydney Johnson as Josie Pye
William Kastner as Gilbert Blythe
William Molitor  as Matthew Cuthbert
Eloise Slipper as Jane Andrews
Stephanie Demyun Smith as Mrs. Lynde
Lydia Wilhelm as Anne Shirley

Staff

Director: Kelly Goeller
Stage Managers: Allyson Imig & Debbie Volden
Assistant Director: Abbi Minessale
Set Designer: Christopher Kurtz
Set Builder: Scott Fudali
Costume Designer: Lori Vanselow
Lighting and Sound Designer: Chris Meissner
Properties Designer: Leslie Stanger