‘Anne of Green Gables’ Opens Friday

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Opens Friday

Aldersgate Church Community Theatre presents the Alexandria premiere of “Anne of Green Gables.”

Relive all of the memorable events and characters from the in L.M. Montgomery’s enduring tale about an orphan, Anne Shirley — “Anne with an ‘e’” — who dreams big and leads with her heart. From her first encounter with Marilla, her austere guardian, to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy, we experience all the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne's growth from adolescence to early adulthood: 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 “kindred spirit” of Anne's or meeting her for the first time, audiences will fall in love with one of literature's most unforgettable characters.

The cast includes: Lucy Roberts (Anne Shirley), Barbara Hayes (Marilla Cuthbert), Teddy Gron (Matthew Cuthbert), with: James Woods (Gilbert Blythe), Delaney Keefe (Diana Berry), Brendan DeBie (Charlie Snow), Mike Walker (Station Master, Mr. Spencer), Ashley Amidon (Miss Stacy), Anna Johnson (Josie Pye), Emily Wilson (Ruby Gillis), Matthew Cheney (Moody MacPherson), Joy Gardiner (Mrs. Blewitt, Mrs. Berry), Melanie Bales (Rachel Lynde), and Erblin Nushi (Mr. Phillips).

Presented by Aldersgate Church Community Theatre. Running March 21-April 6, performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.acctonline.org. Tickets are $12 for youth and seniors, and $15 for adults. ACCT is located at 1301 Collingwood Road, at the intersection of Fort Hunt and Collingwood roads.