ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to take in foster child Anne instead of a boy as they requested, it's with the hope that they can do her some good. As Anne comes of age, her curiosity, imagination, and capacity for love teaches all three of them what it means to create and commit to family. Adapted freely from the classic by L.M. Montgomery.
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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

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  • Elisabeth Giffin Speckman:
    14 Jun. 2021
    Hoke does an excellent job of condensing the action of L.M. Montgomery's classic and making it fit and fresh for the stage. While many successful musical versions of Anne (as well as cinematic ones) have existed and been done, this is the first play adaptation I've encountered that captures the magic of Anne Shirley, Green Gables, and Avonlea without feeling like a staged reading of the novel itself.

    A perfect selection for high schools and theatres on the lookout for a contemporary take on a classic.
  • Claudia Haas:
    24 Jan. 2021
    Hoke does a beautiful job of strengthening the themes and loves in this classic. Her rendering of the relationship between Anne and both Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert is a thing of beauty and often overlooked. Do not overlook this updated version that stays true to its roots.
  • Stephen Kaplan:
    16 Nov. 2020
    A terrific new version of the original story. Hoke's adaptation finds freshness and vigor in this classic tale and ties the originally episodic structure together in a way that deepens the original's themes and emotional complexity. Those that love the story will fall in love with it all over again, and those who don't know it will quickly be drawn into Hoke's version with her strong characterization, dialogue, and point of view.

Character Information

  • ANNE
    12-16,
    Female
    A loquacious girl full of spirit
  • MARILLA
    50s-60s,
    Female
    Anne's adopted "aunt," a stern woman with a moral code
  • MATTHEW
    50s-70s,
    Male
    Marilla's brother who has a soft spot for Anne
  • MRS. RACHEL LYNDE
    70s-80s,
    Female
    the Cuthberts' neighbor and unofficial town matriarch and busybody
  • THOMAS
    70s-80s,
    Male
    Rachel's husband
  • DIANA
    12-16,
    Female
    Anne's best friend
  • GILBERT BLYTHE
    12-16,
    Male
    Anne's rival in academics
  • RUBY GILLIS
    12-16,
    Female
    The boy crazy know-it-all at school
  • MRS. SPENCER
    30s-40s,
    Female
    An orphanage worker
  • MRS. BARRY
    30s-40s,
    Female
    Diana's strict and proper mother
  • JOSIE PYE
    12-16,
    Female
    The nasty girl
  • JANE ANDREWS
    12-16,
    Female
    Steadfast and true and not much else
  • MRS. STACY
    20s-40s,
    Female
    Anne's teacher, a role model for Anne because of her forward thinking
  • WOMAN IN SILK
    60s,
    Female
    A woman at the variety performance
  • GIRL IN WHITE LACE
    16,
    Female
    A girl at the variety performance

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Contest
,
New England Theatre Conference
,
2021