ECT brings Anne of Green Gables to town

Red-haired Anne Shirley is coming to town for the first time in the Elora Community Theatre production of Anne of Green Gables at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

The play is ECT’s second production of the season.

The dramatization of the Lucy Maud Montgomery book, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of publica­tion, has a cast of over 40. The story follows 11-year-old Shir­ley and her search for friend­ship, love, acceptance, and a home in the rural Prince Ed­ward Island community of Avonlea.

Zoe Dunbar takes on the role of Anne, with her mother, Sara, and brother, Morgan, also having roles.

The Forsyth and Mitchell families have generational ac­tors sharing the stage, and re­turning to Fergus is an area favourite, Gerry Butts, who is tackling the part of Matthew Cuthbert.

The dates for the perfor­mance are Feb. 6 and 7 at 8pm, Feb. 8 at 2pm, Feb. 12, 13, and 14, at 8 pm.

For tickets, call Ralph Basset Associates at 519-843-4852. Credit card and debit ser­vices are available. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Elementary school students and EyeGo tickets are $ 5.00. For more information about Elora Community The­atre, visit www.eloracomu­ni­