Script-in-Hand Series Presents The Perennially Popular Anne of Green Gables

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For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
816.701.3729
Script-in-Hand Series Presents The Perennially Popular Anne of Green Gables

The Kansas City Public Library concludes the sixth season of its signature Script-in-Hand series with a Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre production of the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

With the theme Women of the Years, the 2012 Script-in-Hand season features some of the most compelling female leads in drama.

Based on Canadian author Lucy Maude Montgomery's novel - first published in 1908 and a perennial best seller with more than 50 million copies in print - Anne is the story of a young orphan girl adopted by an aging brother and sister who need help running their farm.

The couple, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, had requested a boy but rather than send a heartbroken Anne back to the orphanage they decide to keep her. Anne's exuberance and joy for life wins over the proper Marilla and the shy Matthew.

The book follows Anne into young womanhood, college, and a teaching career.

This stage version of the novel was adapted by Jon Jory, longtime artistic director of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky, and is unique in that it uses five different actresses to portray Anne.

The Script-in-Hand performance is directed by Taylor St. John.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

Funding for the 2012 Script-in-Hand series is provided by a grant from the William T. Kemper Foundationstrong- Commerce Bank, Trustee, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

A public reception following this performance of Anne og Green Gables is sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the UMKC Women's Center and the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri.

Visit kclibrary.org/scriptinhand for additional information about the 2012 Script-in-Hand series.