Ruston Community Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production, “Anne of Green Gables,” the first week of August.
Auditions will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 and at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
“Anne of Green Gables” is a contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, be-freckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the cold Marilla. The audience follows Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert.
The cast includes the following:
Anne Shirley – orphan girl
Marilla Cuthberttt – stern middle-aged spinster
Mathew Cuthbert – her bachelor brother
Rachel Lynde – a neighbor
Station Master – at Bright River
Mr. Spencer – from a nearby village
Mrs. Blewitt – his neighbor
Diana Barry – Anne’s friend
Mrs. Barry – Diana’s mother
Mr. Phillips – Avonlea teacher
Miss Stacy – new teacher
Ruby Gillis – schoolmate
Josie Pye – schoolmate
Moody McPherson- schoolmate
Charlie Sloane – schoolmate
Gilbert Blythe – schoolmate
The play will be directed by Mary Watkins and will run Oct. 12-15.