Anne of Green Gables – A Canadian Classic
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into at least 36 languages. Montgomery wrote numerous sequels, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.
Dominion Repertory Theatre (DRT)
Founded in 2011, DRT is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Fort Erie, Ontario. Their first play “the Lion and the Eagle,” was commissioned by the Fort Erie 1812 Bicentennial Committee in January of 2012, which kicked-off Fort Erie’s Bicentennial program. Their second play “Sparks from a Campfire” was written and directed by Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock and performed under the stars at Historic Old Fort Erie in the summer of 2012. DRT’s mission is to provide quality theatre, dance, visual arts and music while providing education of the arts to students of any age and abilities in our community.