Long before little orphan Annie ever immortalized the phrase, "the sun'll come out...tomorrow," there had long been another orphan Anne in town. The Anne I speak of is the title character from Lucy Laud Montgomery's famous novel Anne of Green Gables. Both of these orphans have red hair in common, but not much else. Annie sings and moves in with a millionaire and Anne lives in a farm village on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Montgomery's tale of this adopted girl's life begins with her arrival at her new home, much to the surprise of her new guardians, who expect to find a little boy on their doorstep instead of the precocious firebrand Anne. The rest of the novel follows Anne as she makes a new life for herself in Avonlea, growing from a childhood of misadventures to an adulthood of intelligence and responsibility. The novel, adapted for the stage once again following previous TV and theater versions, plays Friday at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W State St. in Garland. Showtimes are at 1 and 7 p.m. and tickets range from $6 to $8. For advanced ticket sales and more information, call 972-658-3915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., Aug. 13, 1 & 7 p.m., 2010