Stained Glass Theatre is back with a heart-felt production the whole family can relate to: "Anne of Green Gables."
Based on the 1908 book by the same name, the production follows a young orphan, Anne Shirley, who is full of energy and imagination but has a quick temper and gets into mischief regularly. Due to a misunderstanding, Anne is sent to live with two elderly, unmarried siblings. Despite some hesitation in the beginning, the three quickly learn they needed each other more than they realized.
"Even though it's set in the early 1900s, things happen to her that could have happened to us right now," director Lori Abercrombie said.
Located at 830 E. High St., Stained Glass Theatre will host "Anne of Green Gables" at 7:30 p.m. June 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18, as well as at 2 p.m. June 5, 12 and 19.
Abercrombie remembered reading the book when she was a teenager and is currently re-reading it. Now that she is older, Abercrombie said she can identify with the various themes throughout "Anne of Green Gables:" acceptance, self-image worry, young love and spirituality, to name a few.
There is something for everyone in this story, she added.
"Older adults will remember if they read the book or (saw) the movies, and then the younger kids need to come because it's just so much fun," Abercrombie said. "There are all these little scenes where she gets into trouble and all of these little parts where she lets her temper get away from her, and she says these outrageous things. So, there's something for everyone, for all ages."
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Abercrombie said her favorite part of the production is working with the children. She also enjoys using the costumes to educate the 30-member cast, which contains several first-time performers.
The cast has been rehearsing since late March, so they are eager to perform, Abercrombie added.
Tickets cost $7 on opening night and $10 for all other shows. The theater offers a family price of $36 for immediate family members living in the same household. Those interested can reserve tickets at sgtmidmo.org/ reservations/.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stained Glass Theatre encourages guests to bring their masks.