GROTON -- ArtsNashoba will be presenting "Anne of Green Gables," the classic tale of an 11-year-old orphan girl who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Performances run March 31 at 7pm; and April 1 at 2pm and 7pm in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors, and are available online at www.artsnashoba.org, or by calling (978) 842-1255.
An Autism/Special Needs Friendly Performance will take place during the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6pm. For more information about attending this performance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directed by ArtsNashoba President Bonnie Marchesani (Groton), with musical direction by Diane Guenard (Lunenberg) and choreography by Sharon Bisantz (Lowell), featured in the cast are young actors from throughout the Region including Andrew Welton (Ayer); Maggie Pestana, Julia Thompson & Rachel Young (Dunstable); Sammi Bennett, Hayley Cahill, Ella Dickinson, Emily Hanson, Anna and Sofia Santoro (Groton); PJ Zaferacopoulos (Littleton); Ellie Frank, Daniel Palmer (Lunenberg); Meagan Webber (Nashua); Hailey Daniels, Lacey Gardner, Mallory Graves, Olivia Haskins, Eva and Greta Helfter, Lizzy Holsinger & Katie Poirier (Pepperell); Martina Smyth (Shirley); and Emily Caissie (Tyngsboro).
Taken directly from the prized novel by L.M. Montgomery, Anne's adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her adopted caretakers, are both comical and heartwarming. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel and this musical recount how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Montgomery wrote numerous sequels, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.
ArtsNashoba presents "Anne of Green Gables" run March 31 at 7 p.m.; and April 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors, and are available online at www.artsnashoba.org, or by calling (978) 842-1255.