Anne of Green Gables
January 30, 2020, 7:30 pm 9:30 pmFree
Anne of Green Gables
2019-20 Capitol Season Show!
Regular $38 Student $34
THEATRE & MUSIC Season Bundle: $30.50
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a playful, colourful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L.M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl 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 the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and, at times, quite a dramatic individual. At first, stern and sharp Marilla says Anne must return to the orphanage, but after much observation and considering, along with Matthew’s strong liking to Anne, she decides to let her stay.
As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her imagination and talkativeness soon brighten up Green Gables.
This creation is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery and has enabled Ballet Jörgen to present this uniquely Canadian story to communities across the country.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ will be the first time the story has been authorized for creation as a full-length ballet, with original choreography by Bengt Jörgen!
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