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Anne of Green Gables


Adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3W) when doubling;
11 (6M, 5W) when not doubling
Anne Shirley a red-haired orphan girl with an active imagination
Marilla Cuthbert a spinster who adopts Anne
Matthew Cuthbert Marilla’s brother, extremely shy
Rachel Lynde the Cuthbert’s neighbor; a gossip
Diana Barry Anne’s bosom friend
Gilbert Blythe a handsome classmate of Anne’s
Mr. Phillips the school teacher
Stationmaster runs the train depot
Mrs. Blewett a strict, humorless tyrant who almost adopts Anne
Doctor a physician
Minister a local preacher
Note: The following roles may be played by the same actor
Rachel Lynde/Diana Barry
Gilbert Blythe/Doctor
Stationmaster/Mrs. Blewett/Mr. Phillips/Minister

Synopsis

Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew are determined to adopt an orphan boy to help them run Green Gables, their farm on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But their wellordered lives take a surprising and hilarious twist when the boy they hoped for turns out to be a redheaded slip-of-a-girl named Anne Shirley, whose wild imagination leads her into countless scrapes, as well as a place in our hearts forever.

One Act
Approximate Running Time: 1:15
Note: 1 hour version available

Production History

Anne of Green Gables was first produced in 2013 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director.