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Anne of Green Gables by Joseph Robinette
Directed by: Isaiah Johnson

DETAILS:
Rehearsals begin: August 10th, 2024
Performances: October 18th - November 3rd, 2024
When: Saturday, July 27th, 2024 - 12p - 5p
Sunday, July 28th, 2024 - 10a - 4p
Location: The Downtown HIVE - 233 SE Washington St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
Possible Callbacks on Tuesday, July 30th, 2024 6-8p @ the HIVE
*Both locations are within 2 blocks from MAX Stop.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Auditions will be round robin style reading sides. Please visit our sign up genius and pick a two hour slot (one only). Sides will be emailed starting July 15th to only those signed up to audition.

ROLES:
6 to 12 males
12 to 20 females
(Cast size is flexible. Doubling of characters is possible.)

Anne Shirley (13-18): Anne is a spirited red-headed orphan who comes to Green Gables to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. She tends to talk too much, but loves deeply. She is passionate with a flare for the dramatic. Anne has a positive attitude, but her temper can get her in trouble. Throughout the course of the play, Anne transforms from a girl to a beautiful, intelligent young woman.

Marilla Cuthbert (40-60): An independent, private, no-nonsense unmarried woman who raises Anne with her brother Matthew at Green Gables in Avonlea. She struggles with Anne’s temper, dramatic tendencies, and wild imagination but over the years begins to care deeply for her.

Matthew Cuthbert (45-60): Marilla’s brother. He is quiet and a man of few words. He is irresistibly drawn to Anne from the moment he meets her. He often helps Anne through some of her toughest moments and helps Marilla see the good in her.

Gilbert Blythe (15-20): Gilbert quickly becomes Anne’s adversary when he calls her “carrots”. Their rivalry extends to their schoolwork as well, but the two have a mutual admiration for each other which blossoms into love.

Diana Barry (13-18): Diana is Anne’s bosom friend. She is sweet and adores Anne’s vitality. She comes from a wealthy home. She has dark hair that Anne envies.

Rachel Lynde (40-55): Long time neighbor of Matthew and Marilla. Rachel wants to know all the business of everyone in Avonlea. She loves to gossip, and offers unsolicited advice freely.

Mrs. Barry (30-45): Diana’s mother. She is wealthy and difficult to please. She is unsure of Anne, but eventually grows to love her just as the others do.

Minnie May Barry (7-11): Diana’s younger sister who gets very ill and Anne comes to her rescue.

Josie Pye (13-18): Anne’s classmate and often times, rival. She is typically snobbish and comes from wealthy family.

Jane Andrews (13-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.

Ruby Gillis (13-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.

Moody MacPherson (13-18): One of the boys in Anne’s class at the Avonlea school. He plans to be a minister.

The following roles may be doubled. Not necessarily in this exact arrangement.

-Stationmaster, Mr. Phillips, Jerry Buote, Reverend Allen (15-30)
-Charlie Sloane, Mr. Saddler (15-25)
-Reverend Bentley, Jimmy Glover, President of Queen’s Academy (15-30)
-Mrs. Blewett, Tillie Boulter, Miss Susan Stacy, Carrie Sloane (15-30)
-Prissy Andrews, Aunt Josephine Barry (15-35)
-Miss Rogerson, Bessie Wright, Mary Jo, Mrs. Allan (15-30)

Synopsis: This dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne's growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an "old friend" of Anne's or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature's most unforgettable characters. The flexibility of casting and the simplicity of the set make this an ideal production for community and school groups.

HART Theatre is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in our casting process. We believe in providing equal opportunities for actors of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome both new and returning actors to audition for our productions.