Almost everyone has favorite books.
Many people also love theater.
So when a play about a favorite book is publicly performed by
high school students, it's cause for celebration.
"Anne of Green Gables" by L.M.Montgomery is one of my all time favorite books.
So when I read that a group of student thespians were putting on a production of "Anne of Green Gables," in a western Massachusetts town, an extra effort was made to drive there
and see it.
The students did a super job and presented a totally enjoyable evening for all.
In the program, I read, with surprise, that the Canadian author of the enchanting "Anne of Green Gables, " L.M. Montgomery, had a life filled with "loneliness, suffering and disappointment."
Her mother died when Montgomery was just a baby. Her father, Hugh John Montgomery, gave her to her maternal grandparents to raise. They lived on a farm in Cavendish, Price Edward Island.
Consequently, their little granddaughter often felt "unwanted and sought comfort in reading books, writing, and her imagination."
Montgomery also used to write in secret since her family considered it a "waste of time."
Wow. I didn't know many details about her background but learned a lot about it the night of the show!
It was so refreshing to see young people enjoying theater to the hilt and sharing that enjoyment with the audience.
DO YOU KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR L.M.MONTGOMERY?