Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)

by  L.M. Montgomery, Sylvia Ashby

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 9f

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story.

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Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)

by  L.M. Montgomery Sylvia Ashby

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Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 9f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.

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"The response was phenomenal! [...] The show is representative of what family audiences are craving to see. During our run there were countless compliments, and numerous requests for repeat performances." - Jane Prince Jones, Managing Director, Garza Theatre, Post, TX

"Anne of Green Gables suits community theatre with a varied cast, simple set, and characters familiar to all of us. This version of the novel is concise yet detailed, humorous and bittersweet." - Debbie Baldwin, Columbia Entertainment Company (MO)

"I am delighted to say that the choice of your Anne of Green Gables was a very happy one for the California Theatre Center." - Will Huddleston, Resident Director, California Theatre Center


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Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance



  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


7m, 9f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Teens
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Can be done with a minimum cast of 12


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L.M. Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery

Sylvia Ashby

Sylvia Ashby

First production: 1990 at Lubbock Community Theatre

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