A poster for the show with Freya Trefonides in red braids

This Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., is opening night for OPRF’s production of “Anne of Green Gables”. It is a great show that took a lot of late nights, gallons of coffee, and a bunch of talent to put on. With stage manager Nora Kraft calling the shots during the show, the audience is guaranteed something great.

High school sophomore, Freya Trefonides, is amazing as Anne and really pulls off the red hair. During auditions, Mrs. Bayer, the director had to make sure that whoever got the part of Anne was willing to have their hair dyed red. What she didn’t realize, until casting, was that more than one cast member would have to change their hair color so that Anne would be the only red head in the show.

The reason that no one can have even slightly red hair besides Anne is because it is mentioned in the show several times how her red hair is so different. After all, as Anne says on stage, “You would find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair.”

Anne is a very energetic, imaginative orphan who is taken in by a brother and his sister to live in a house with green gables. For those of you who don’t know, gables are the triangular pieces on the edges of a sloping roof. The OPRF stage crew has managed to make an amazing set of green gables on a roof that are hanging from a pole on stage. It looks really beautiful, but must have been an adventure to get it up there.

This show will knock your socks off and you’ll want to see it again and again.

Anne of Green Gables will be playing on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20 at 3 p.m., Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. and next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m.

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