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By Curtain Players
Posted: December 1, 2016
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Got Rehearsal? 'Green Gables' Gang Shares Love of 'Anne,' Other Books

By Laura Dachenbach

Anne of Green Gables, originally published in 1908, attracted young readers a few generations ago. But why are young people still interested in this story, and what are they reading now?  We took a few minutes (7 and a half to be exact) at a recent rehearsal with some the kids who will populate the fictitious Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia, to find out.

Mckinley Witt (Anne Shirley): "I love [Anne's] energy. I love her imaginativeness. I really like her big mind and how creative she is."

Currently reading: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Picks: Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Looking for Alaska by John Green.

Joshua Pearson (Moody McPherson): "It's fun for small. It's fun for old. [Curtain Players] takes all ages."

Currently reading: The Mistmantle Chronicles by M. I. McAllister.

Jessica Weislogel (Diana Barry): "I really like this show because I get to not be proper, but I get to just have fun with it....I get to act drunk. That's probably one of my favorite scenes of the show."

Currently reading: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Picks: The Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.

Monty Almoro (Gilbert Blythe): "It's a very warm story that I just find endearing and I'm very happy to be a part of it."

Currently reading: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.

Maggie Szabo (Josie Pye): "I think it is a fun, heartwarming story –coming of age for Anne as well as all of the different classmates. She's not quite what everyone's used to and she has an effect on them and they have an effect on her."

Currently reading: Never Missing, Never Found by Amanda Panitch.

Picks: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.