Calvary presents ‘Green Gables’
Thursday, November 14, 2013
What: “Anne of Green Gables,” by Calvary Lutheran High School
When: Nov. 15-16; 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday
Where: Stained Glass Theatre, 830 E. High St., Jefferson City
Tickets: $5 for adults; $2 for students; free for non-school age children.
Calvary Lutheran High School is presenting its fall play, “Anne of Green Gables,” based on the 1908 bestselling novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
The literary classic has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-20th century.
The story tells the adventures of Anne Shirley, played by Cinasee Tapee, a young orphan girl sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They are middle-aged brother and sister who have a farm on Prince Edward Island who had intended to adopt a boy to help them.
Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school and also within the town.
Director Dan Deardoff said the play is a “dramady.” Drama and comedy compete for center stage in a heartwarming portrayal of difficult relationships of exuberant personalities versus dramatic personalities.
“The play shows a lot of Christian love,” Deardoff said.
It is a period play, and costumes were challenging. The group made some and borrowed from Stained Glass Theatre. Finding period set pieces also provided a challenge, which the students rose to meet with a great sense of humor, according to Deardoff.
The set was designed by junior William Doggett.
The cast consists of 15 students with a crew of four.
There are five scene changes, and the students have to make these in a small space.
“The students have come together with a sense of humor and fun, and it has made this a very enjoyable experience,” Deardoff said.
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