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.
"It is very rare to experience a piece of theater that is absolutely delightful from start to finish... Although classified as 'family drama,' Anne of Green Gables is a production that would entertain and charm a theatergoer of any age."
Kate Bailey, Anastasia Currigan, Erin Clare Hurley, Kim Carson, Daniel Joyce, and Foster Cronin in the World Premiere of Anne of Green Gables, The People's Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania (2006). Photo: Mark Garvin