ACCT is thrilled to present the Alexandria, VA premiere of the family-friendly classic, Anne of Green Gables, March 21st to April 6th
Relive all of the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel in L.M. Montgomery’s enduring tale about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley – “Anne with an `e`” – who dreams big and leads with her heart. From her first encounter with Marilla, her austere guardian, to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy, we experience all the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an old “kindred spirit” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, audiences will fall in love with one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.
Director Amanda Coffin is enjoying bringing this beloved tale to the stage:
“It’s wonderful to be bringing such a classic and well-known story to the stage in a new and exciting way. With this production we are striving to remind audiences of the classic children’s book they love while introducing a new and modern Anne of the 21st century who we can all be inspired by today!”
The talented cast includes: Lucy Roberts (Anne Shirley), Barbara Hayes (Marilla Cuthbert), Teddy Gron (Matthew Cuthbert). With: James Woods (Gilbert Blythe), Delaney Keefe (Diana Berry), Brendan DeBie (Charlie Snow), Mike Walker (Station Master, Mr. Spencer), Ashley Amidon (Miss Stacy), Anna Johnson (Josie Pye), Emily Wilson (Ruby Gillis), Matthew Cheney (Moody MacPherson), Joy Gardiner (Mrs. Blewitt, Mrs. Berry), Melanie Bales (Rachel Lynde), and Erblin Nushi (Mr. Phillips).
Presented by Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT). Running March 21-April 6. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, for three weekends.
Tickets are $12.00 for youth and seniors, and $15.00 for adults. Purchase tickets online.
ACCT is located at 1301 Collingwood Road in Alexandria, VA (22308), at the intersection of Fort Hunt and Collingwood Roads.
Famous “Anne Shirley” quotes:
“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
**The article is by Shelagh Roberts.