BWW: Reviews ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Always A Favorite

BWW: Reviews ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Always A Favorite
Pictured: Couch / Chair: Kathleen Rogers-Roy, Lisa Mathot, Greg Loper, Back: Dylan Loper, Diana Caylor, Aidan Riordan-Buell, Olivia Pluim, Mandy Hessing, Caleb Stucki, Delrae Heberger, Crystal Allison, Rebecca Stucki, Raven Weinstein Photo taken by: Jonathan Perry

I have always loved ANNE (with an 'e') OF GREEN GABLES since I was a little girl. I still own all 8 books and the three movies that were made starring Megan Follows. I was very excited to find out that Encore Theatre, etc was producing the play by Alice Chadwicke based on the novels by L.M. Montgomery, as I had not yet seen the play.

The theatre has a proscenium stage with a large curved thrust. Upon entering the auditorium, the curtains were closed and there was a table with chairs. This is where the first scene takes place and the curtains open and it helps to change scenes seamlessly as it becomes the table at the Cuthbert's house. Based on the fact that there were only these two locations and the scene changes were minor, this play is based on language and character.

My favorite character has always been quite, shy Matthew Cuthbert. I loved him in the books and I loved him in the movie. You know how sometimes when you see the movie version you get that actor in your head as "that character" forever? Well, Richard Farnsworth was Matthew for me. I have to say though that Greg Loper was an excellent Matthew Cuthbert for the stage. He had that same twinkle of mischief in his eye. I thought Marilla Cuthbert (portrayed by Lisa Mathot) and Anne Shirley (Raven Weinstein) were great as well. And I want to give kudos to two of the supporting actors: Kathleen Rogers-Roy and Diana Caylor, who both were full of character and played their roles well.

Poor Anne Shirley, she starts life as an orphan never feeling wanted. She grew up reading lovely stories and books and her imagination is full and rich. She gets mistakenly placed with the Cuthberts: an old bachelor and his spinster sister and brings havoc and much needed love to their lives.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is a family show. Everyone is sure to enjoy seeing the red-headed Anne Shirley, spelled with an 'e'. She is sure to bring a smile to your face as she did to the audience's the night I saw it.

BWW: Reviews ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Always A Favorite
Pictured: Front Row: Travis Gamble, Alison Stucki, Rachel Stucki, Jodi Perry, Couch:Kathleen Rogers-Roy, Lisa Mathot, Back: Delrae Heberger, Raven Weinstein, Crystal Allison, Rebecca Stucki, Greg Loper, Brent Gunnell, Dylan Loper, Diana Caylor, Olivia Pluim, Aidan Riordan-Buell, Mandy Hessing, Caleb Stucki Photo taken by: Jonathan Perry

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.

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