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Anne of Green Gables (Sandberg one-act)

Anne of Green Gables (Sandberg one-act)
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Adapted by: R.N. Sandberg
Publisher: Dramatic Publshing (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 52
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 1583427864
ISBN-13: 9781583427866
Cast Size: 5 female, 3 male with doubling

About the Play:

This is the 60 minute version by R.N. Sandberg.

Anne of Green Gables is a one-act comedic drama adapted for the stage by R.N. Sandberg, from the first part of the beloved Canadian novel by L.M. Montgomery. How would you feel if you ordered something from the mainland and what was delivered to your island home was something quite different? That's the predicament established from the outset here: the aging Cuthberts ordered a boy from the orphanage to help on their farm but Anne was sent to them. This timeless family classic is especially recommended for school and contest use.

Anne of Green Gables is a faithful, unsentimental dramatization of the first part of the beloved classic by L.M. Montgomery. Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew request an orphan boy to help work their farm. They are mistakenly sent the high-spirited, red-head named Anne Shirley. Knowing they are ill-equipped to raise a child, Marilla attempts to send Anne back to the orphanage. With Matthew lobbying to keep Anne, Marilla ultimately agrees to let her stay at Green Gables. The trials and tribulations Marilla fears come to pass as Anne insults Marilla's best friend, "loses" Marilla's most cherished brooch, smacks the school's prize pupil with a slate, and inadvertently gets her best friend, Diana, drunk on cherry cordial. She also turns out to be bright, charming, resourceful and full of irresistible imagination. Marilla and Matthew admit she is the best thing that ever happened to them, and Anne comes to understand she is a loved, worthwhile person.

Anne of Green Gables was adapted by R.N. Sandberg from the first part of the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Premiered by Seattle Children's Theatre in 1991 and performed to sold-out houses at theatres all over the US, it was selected as one of the best plays of the year by ASSITEJ, the International Organizational for Youth Theatre. The flexibility of casting and the simplicity of the set make this an ideal production for community and school groups.

Cast: 4 female, 4 male, 2 girls, 1 boy (alternate casting 5 female, 3 male with doubling)

What people say:

"R.N. Sandberg's adaptation of the novel about the high-spirited orphaned redhead Anne, is utterly delightful." — Nanaimo Daily News

About the Playwright:

Robert Neil Sandberg, known professionally as R. N. Sandberg, is an American playwright and a lecturer in the Princeton University Department of English. His plays have been seen in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Panama, and South Korea as well as U.S. theaters such as the Barter, Dallas Children's Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, La Mama, Providence Black Rep, Stage One: Louisville, Stages Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, OBE (1874-1942), published as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.