Audition Notice for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Directed by Robin Frome
Anne of Green Gables is L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley. From Anne’s first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy, the play, dramatized by Joseph Robinette, 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 you, the playgoer, are 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. “You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair... People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is"
This will be Robin Frome's 2nd production of Anne of Green Gables. His first production, which was 20 years ago at The Woodbury Town Hall, was produced by The Main Street Theater and played to sold out audiences. He is excited to bring this timeless piece to the Sherman Playhouse partly because the theatre’s atmosphere perfectly echoes the Edwardian period in which this classic is set.