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Anne of Green Gables

adapted by Peter DeLaurier
from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Directed by Jason Speicher
Produced by Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Stage Manager Kate Hawthorne

Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
Dec. 11 & 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

Monty Almoro, Maggie McCann, Nancy Meyer, Booth Muller, Cheryl Muller, Joshua Pearson, Ashley Schuliger, Maggie Szabo, Jessica Weislogel, Mckinley Witt, & Alice Young

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of kindred spirits.

Suitable for audience of all ages.

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Food Drive

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Curtain Players will conduct a food drive during Anne of Green Gables to benefit Westerville Area Resource Ministry. Those attending performances are being asked to contribute five (5) non-perishable food items, household supplies, and/or personal care products.

Goods collected will be delivered to WARM for distribution in their food pantry. Cash donations, too, will be accepted at the theatre.


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  • Spotlight: 'Five Women' Auditions December 4
  • Dec 02: It's Opening Night for 'Green Gables'
  • Dec 01: Reminder: Winter Script Reviews, Auditions
  • Nov 30: Speicher Shares 'Green Gables' Thoughts
  • Nov 29: 'Green Gables' Talk Back December 11
  • Nov 28: ‘Gables' Food Drive to Benefit WARM
  • Nov 27: Director, Cast Set for 'Simply Staged' Play
  • Nov 22: Call Out for 'Green Gables' House Staff
  • Nov 21: Vols Advance 'Green Gables' Build
  • Nov 21: Logowear Order Deadline November 28
  • Nov 15: Players Expand Outreach with 'Anne Frank'
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In the Spotlight

'Five Women' Auditions December 4

Curtain Players conducts open auditions on Sunday December 4 for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.

Heather Schultz is directing the comedy, set for performances Friday and Saturday evenings February 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and Sunday afternoons February 19 and 26.

The script is by Alan Ball, who created the television series True Blood and Six Feet Under, and won an Academy Award for his American Beauty screenplay.

SYNOPSIS  During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women's spirit. Character descriptions below.

DIRECTOR  Heather Schultz directed Zombies from The Beyond for Curtain Players, and appeared in company productions of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and The Skin of Our Teeth. She serves as treasurer on the theatre’s board of directors.

OPEN AUDITIONS  Auditions for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress are Sunday December 4 at the Harlem Road playhouse. Registration begins at 6:30 PM with auditions to begin promptly at 7 o’clock. An audition form may be downloaded by clicking here.

Curtain Players conducts open auditions for its productions. Roles are not cast in advance. Casting decisions are made by the director and a casting committee. The committee includes a member of the theatre board, a general member of the organization, and individuals of the director’s choosing.

Actors are encouraged to come to auditions familiar with the script and ready to read cuttings from the script. Every effort will be made to give actors equal chances to read. Resumes and head shots are helpful.

Curtain Players conducts one evening of auditions for each production. Inquiries about this production and Curtain Players in general may be sent to production@curtainplayers.org.

As part of its Curtain Connects program, Curtain Players donates two copies of each script to Westerville Public Library for general circulation.

REHEARSALS  There will be two rehearsals (December 12 and 14) at Friendship Village of Columbus for the purpose of a read-thru, character analysis, and discussion. Rehearsals resume Monday January 2.  Rehearsals are then scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9:30 PM and Sundays 4:30-9 PM with a brief dinner break. Tech Week will be held Sunday through Thursday leading up to opening night.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS  The following characters populate Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.

Meredith – Early 20’s. Has tattoos. She is blunt and has a need for people to accept her. Pretends to be a “bad ass” and that she doesn’t care. She carries a painful secret and deeply desires acceptance. Younger sister to the bride and tired of being known as the younger sister.

Frances – Early to mid-20’s. Very religious and allows her belief that the Bible is true to dictate her decisions & opinions. Finds her religious stances keeps her an outsider to the group. She is hypocritical and self-conscious. Cousin to Meredith.

Trisha – Late 20’s to mid-30’s. Beautiful and makes the bridesmaid dress look good. She is defensive, but caring, and stands up for others. May be interested in Tripp, a groomsman. High school friend of the bride and Georganne.

Georganne – Late 20’s to mid-30’s. Married to Chuck Darby. Wears a black corset under dress. Needs love/strength from her friends because she makes mistakes over and over again. Has a son and has had an abortion. Funny. Physical comedy. High school friend with the bride and Trisha.

Mindy – Early to mid 30’s. Lesbian with a partner named Deb. Blunt, caring, funny, clumsy, sister to the groom, cousin to Tripp (groomsman) and not a fan of the bride.

Tripp – Late 20’s to early 30’s. Groomsman. Caring, honest, funny, easy going, sarcastic, hopeless romantic. Cousin to Mindy, and has a deep attraction for Trisha.