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David Gorsage, playing classmate Gilbert Blythe who has a deep admiration for Anne Shirley played by Sydney Reyes, will perform in Anne of Green Gables opening June 21.

A classic novel about an orphan written in 1908 with several film adaptations to its credit will be reimagined for the stage at the Seventh Street Theatre this month.

The teens of Chino Community Children’s Theatre will perform “Anne of Green Gables” for two weekends with the debut at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21.

Additional showtimes are 7 p.m. June 27, 28, and 29.

Shows scheduled for June 22 and 23 are sold out.

Sydney Reyes is slated to play the red-headed heroine with Savannah Rumbaugh as the young Anne.

Marlee Lane makes her stage debut as Marilla Cuthbert and Colin Pinedo plays her brother Matthew.

Anne of Green Gables captures the whimsy and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about orphan Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy, said play director Dona Rice.

“The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel,” Ms. Rice said. 

All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements and the saving of Green Gables, Ms. Rice said.

Tickets are at the box office at 13123 Seventh St. or online at SeatYourself at chinocommunity theatre.org.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended because children’s shows generally sell out ahead of time, Ms. Rice said.

Information: 590-1149.

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