Morro Bay’s By the Sea Productions wraps up their 2018 theater season with the family-friendly classic, L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables.”
Set in the early 1900s on Prince Edward Island in Canada, it is the story of Anne Shirley, a red-haired, imaginative 12-year old orphan reluctantly adopted by “old maid” Marilla Cuthbert and her bachelor brother, Mathew.
The play takes Anne through her school years, as she initially confounds and eventually endears herself to the locals and her new family, as her zest for life gets her into several perilous adventures. Fortunately, Anne is equally enthusiastic about her education, ultimately heading to college and a career as a teacher and writer.
Becca McHenry, a newcomer from San Francisco, makes her SLO County theater debut as Anne. Local actor favorites, Sholly Von Stein and Ed Galena, portray the Cuthberts, with Janice Peters, Sarah Smith, Mark Plater and Travis Horton in supporting roles.
Anne’s schoolmates are played by Sophia Lea, Sierra Redman, Addy Burgess, and Jordyn Cheatum.
“Anne of Green Gables” plays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 16 at the hall at Saint