Attend the next Royal Theatre production to enjoy the family classic, "Anne of Green Gables," being presented on two upcoming weekends in April.
For those unfamiliar with the story from the books written by L.M. Montgomery, the main character is Anne, a young orphan from Bolingbroke sent to Prince Edward Island. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew run their farm, Green Gables. By mistake, the orphanage sends Anne Shirley. As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life, and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her talkativeness initially drives the prim, duty-driven Marilla to distraction, although shy Matthew falls for her charm immediately. Anne says that they are 'kindred spirits'.
The beloved children's book was adapted for the stage by Sylvia Ashby. The director of this production is Janet Gaughan.
The play will be performed Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 10. Show time is 7 p.m. each night.
Reserved seating is recommended and must be paid in full one week prior to the show. Or purchase at the door based on availability. Call 573-378-6226 for tickets.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children ages 3-18.
A "Young Artists Gallery" with works from students of Morgan County R-II School District will be on display April 7-20 at the Dimond Annex of the Royal Theatre in conjunction with the performances.