Auditions upcoming for ‘Anne of Green Gables’

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.