Several Archbold residents have roles in the Archbold Community Theatre production of “Anne of Green Gables.”
Cassie Beck, Archbold, 16, shares the title role of Anne Shirley with McKenna Towns, Bryan, 11.
The play is based on the 1908 novel written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
It is a story about an elderly brother and sister who decide to adopt an orphan to help on the farm. They expect a boy, but receive Anne, a talkative, imaginative girl with fiery red hair and a taste for romance.
Donna Kinsman, Archbold, play Marilla Cuthbert, the elderly sister, who asks what use will this girl be to them? But brother Matthew feels they might be some use to Anne, and all three are much more than useful to one another.
Anne is involved in joyful hilarious adventures. She apologizes to Rachel Lynde, played by Fairy Riter, Stryker, and finds a friend in Diana Barry, played by 11- year-old Moriah Reichert, Archbold; the older Diana is Emma McCashen, Bryan, 16.
Anne also saves Diana’s little sister, Minnie May, played by Erin Reichert, Archbold, and meets Gilbert Blythe. The younger Gilbert is played by Wyatt Short, West Unity, 11, while Stephen Miller, West Unity, 16, plays the older Gilbert.
Jan Delaney, Archbold, has the role of Mrs. Barry. Brenda Canada, West Unity directs; Myah Shaffer, Wauseon, assists.
ACT presents “Anne of Green Gables” at Giffey Hall in the Ridgeville Corners Theatre District, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 1-2, at 7:30 pm, with a 2:30 pm show, Sunday, Oct. 3.