“Anne of Avonlea” to open on Braham stage

The play, under the direction of Tracy Fix, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Tickets are $5 per adult and $4 per student, and are available by calling 320-396-4444 or at the door the evening of the performance.

Morgan O’Brien, Samantha Patterson and Abby Salmonson rehearse a scene for Anne of Avonlea which opens on the Braham Area High School stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Morgan O’Brien, Samantha Patterson and Abby Salmonson rehearse a scene for Anne of Avonlea which opens on the Braham Area High School stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Photos by Rachel Kytonen

The play, set in the early 1900s, opens as Anne Shirley, a young woman from the small village of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada, is composing an essay, part of the application to a college she hopes to attend.

Anne’s essay is autobiographical and the audience follows the story of her life through a series of vignettes which move them quickly from one scene to another.

Anne steps from narrating the play into the scenes and out again. Her family life at Green Gables Farm, with friends and acquaintances in her small rural community, and teaching her first year of school are filled with amusing, everyday events and a variety of entertaining characters.

“Anne of Avonlea” is an old-fashioned story sure to be enjoyed by all ages.

Amelia Laman in front, and Madelyn Emerson, Elizabeth Bombard and Connor Rowland act as classroom students.

Amelia Laman in front, and Madelyn Emerson, Elizabeth Bombard and Connor Rowland act as classroom students.

Cast List

Anne:  Abby Salmonson

Marilla:  Ariel Ramstad

Diana: Sammy Patterson

Rachel: McKenzie Larson

Gilbert: Sam Anderson

Mr. Harrison: Brett Weigel

Fred Wright: Morgan O’Brien

Anthony Pye: Connor Rowland

St. Clair Donnell: Pendleton Sullivan

Annetta Bell: Shelby Miles

Aurelia Clay: Ashley Erbstoesser

Prilly Rogerson: Amelia Laman

Paul Irving: Calvin Engberg

Clarice Almira Donnell: Nicole Brewer

Barbara Shaw: Madelyn Emerson

Joseph Sloane: Cody Lachinski

Dora Keith: Megan Gruba

Davy Keith: Colton TenNapel

Young Anne Shirley: Lauren Kreyer

Mrs. Thomas: Montana Wagner

Mrs. Hammond: Kristi Holz

Mrs. Harrison: Stephanie Kurvers

Orphanage Coordinator: Saffron O’Brien

Mrs. Spenser: Riley Johnson

Mr. Shearer: Connor TenNapel

Jane Andrews: Jaimie Winter

Julia Bell: Kristi Holz

Mrs. Donnell: Savannah Hockert

Eliza Andrews: Saffron O’Brien

Catherine Andrews: Riley Johnson

Daniel Blair: Connor TenNapel

Mirabel Cotton: Liz Bombard

Fern Palmer: Katelyn Robelia

Cora Dolan: Genny Taylor

Charlotta the Fourth: Madelyn Bombard

Miss Lavendar Lewis: Saffron O’Brien

Uncle Abe Andrews: Izak Larson

Stephen Irving: Eric Jones

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