Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved tale of a young girl unleashing her contagious imagination and audacious gift for the romantic upon an unsuspecting community comes to Seattle Public Theater's (SPT) Youth Program.
Four [free] performances January 11, 12, and 13 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake. Donations are encouraged, and go to support SPT's Youth Scholarship Fund.
ABOUT ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
When crusty Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew find themselves taking in a fiery young Anne, instead of a boy they thought they were adopting, their world is turned upside down. Will the imaginative and mischievous girl win over the hearts of her reluctant new parents? Will the staunch and provincial Prince Edward Island community accept or ostracize the outspoken firebrand? Come find out in this innovative new adaptation, which uses five versatile young actors to play the hilariously unpredictable Anne Shirley.
"Anne of Green Gables is entirely unsentimental while being whole-heartedly romantic," says SPT Artistic and Education Director Shana Bestock. "It's like Thornton Wilder, giving us a spare, unforgiving, harsh world in which lives the vibrant, richly imaginative soul of Anne Shirley. Her commitment to kindred spirits and magic make for the highest stakes possible in any given situation. She wants to be larger than life because she wants so badly to live."