The LowellArts Players Youth Theater presents the classic tale of Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Joseph Robinette, and directed by Brent Alles. The play will be presented in January on stage at the Lowell Performing Arts Center / Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes, Lowell, MI 49331. Casting includes 25 youth, teen, and adult actors ages 8 and up from Lowell and surrounding communities.
Public performances are Friday, January 20th at 7pm and Saturday, January 21st at 2:30pm. General Admission is $5. Kids 2 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door, over the phone 616-897-8545, or at www.lowellartsmi.org.
This new dramatization of Anne of Green Gables captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy.
The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: 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 friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.
Two school-day performances of act one of the play will be presented to over 800 Lowell Elementary 3rd-5th grade students on Thursday, January 19th. The full-length play, act one and two, running approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission, will be presented at the public performances.