ECT wins some drama awards for Anne

Elora Community Theatre received five nominations for awards at the Western Ontario Drama League’s 2009 festival with its production of Anne of Green Gables – and collected two special awards.

The ECT entry was per­form­ed on the final day of the five-play festival, hosted by the Market Theatre.

At the adjudication of John P. Kelly, the nominees includ­ed: Zoe Dunbar as Anne for the Elsie Thompson memorial award for an outstanding performance by a juvenile; Catherine Johnston as Rachel Lynde for the Calder award for an outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role; Gerry Butts as Matthew Cuth­bert, for the Players Guild award for an outstanding per­formance by an actor in a sup­porting role; Madeline Forsyth, as Diana Barry for the Dolly Nunan award for most prom­ising new actor or actress; and, the cast for the Pat and Vincent Mathewson memorial award for outstanding ensemble work.

Elora Community Theatre won two special adjudicator awards. The first recognized the costume team of Deb Stanson, Lis Pieper, Sara Du­bar, Beth Leibovitz, Catherine Johnston, Stella Blundell, and May Scrimgeour. Dunbar was the recipient of the second award of merit for her portrayal of Anne.

Elora Community Theatre is taking Anne of Green Gables on the road for one final per­formance at the invitation of Ebenezer United Church, on Guelph Line.

The proceeds from the 2pm performance is on April 4 will ECT offset the costs of attending the 2009 festival competition.