Corban Theatre now performing Anne of Green Gables

Thursday, March 13, 2014

On Thursday March 13, Corban University Theatre brought to life L.M. Montgomery’s beloved tale “Anne of Green Gables.”

The story is about 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley who longs for a home and a loving family. She finds both at Green Gables on Prince Edward Island. After being adopted by brother and sister Matthew and Marilla, Anne joyously grows from little girl to young woman, shining her irrepressible imagination into the lives of her friends and neighbors. Along the way she finds hilarious mishaps, adventures, rivalries, and heartbreak.

Anne is played by Corban senior Harley Weaver, who showcases her talents for facial expression during the show. Children laughed out loud as her character burst into fits of anger when being mocked for her long red hair by a classmate, made Diana “swear” to be her bosom buddy in church and more.  

The all-ages performance was adapted by Joseph Robinette and is directed by Salem resident Rachel Ost.

Shows will be held at Corban University’s Psalm Performing Arts Center located at 5000 Deer Park Dr. SE in Salem. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for children 12 and under. Group discounts are available. Ticket can be purchased at the Corban bookstore or by calling 503-375-7035.

“Anne of Green Gables” Performance Schedule

Friday March 14 – 7 p.m.

Saturday March 15 – 10:30 a.m. matinee & 7 p.m. evening

Thursday March 20 – 7 p.m.

Friday March 21 – 7 p.m.

Saturday March 22 – 7 p.m.

  • Marilla Cuthbert, played by Cassandra Van Slyke, teaches the Lord's Prayer to young Anne Shirley, played by Harley Weaver.

  • Anne, played by Corban senior Harley Weaver, goes into a fit of rage after being called ugly by Rachel Lynde, played by Meagan Gliebe.

  • Anne of Green Gables will be performed at Corban through March 22.

  • Anne, played by Corban senior Harley Weaver, breaks her chalkboard over the head of Gilbert Blythe, played by David Giglio, after he mocks her for her red hair.

  • Kindhearted Matthew Cuthbert is played by Johnathan Partridge.

  • Marilla's best friend, Rachel, played by Meagan Gliebe, elicited many laughs from the audience throughout the performance of "Anne of Green Gables."

  • The cast and crew of "Anne of Green Gables" spent nearly three months preparing for the March performances.

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