Anne of Green Gables 

Adapted from L.M. Montgomery's novel by Catherine Bush

Barter Players, Abingdon, VA          Directed by Katy Brown

Design Team:

Set  - Holly M Breuer

Costumes - Molly Doan & Liz Whittemore

Lights - Sarah Elliott

 

Coming to Avonlea

Coming to Avonlea

Touring Set

Mrs. Blewett's Visit

Mrs. Blewett's Visit

Touring Set

Anne Comes to School

Anne Comes to School

Touring Set

Drinking Cordial

Drinking Cordial

Touring Set

The Baby is Ill

The Baby is Ill

Touring Set

A New Dress

A New Dress

Touring Set

Matthew's Funeral

Matthew's Funeral

Touring Set

Window Detail

Window Detail

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Katy Brown

Early Digital Model

Early Digital Model

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Katy Brown

Backdrop Elevation

Backdrop Elevation

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Katy Brown

Rehearsal Model

Rehearsal Model

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Katy Brown

At School

At School

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Begging Forgiveness

Begging Forgiveness

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

The Girls' Tea Party

The Girls' Tea Party

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Searching for the Doctor

Searching for the Doctor

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Ignoring Gilbert

Ignoring Gilbert

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Anne Knows She's Home

Anne Knows She's Home

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Matthew's Funeral

Matthew's Funeral

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Final Moment

Final Moment

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

Tour Set

Tour Set

Anne of Green Gables Set Design by Holly M Breuer Lighting Design by Sarah Elliott Costumes by Liz Whittemore Directed by Katy Brown

This production toured the Eastern United States, along with two other shows, in a 14-passenger van during the Spring of 2015, in addition to being performed in the Barter Stage II space during October & November 2014. 

 

In this adapation of a classic young adult novel, we emphasized Anne's relationship to her new, natural surroundings and her ability to constantly see the wonder in her world. Director Brown requested a design that had the ability to be both indoors and outdoors and created a "period feeling of poetry." I collected images of cherry and apple trees in spring blossom to study the sculptural origins of the shape and to find inspiration for the "deconstructed canopy" look needed by the director.  The backdrop was influenced by the pretty yet wild landscape/waterscape of rural Prince Edward Island. Downstage of the painted backdrop, a layered half-drop of voile squares created an ethereal represenation of the canopies of the fruit trees found to the island. 

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Photography by Holly M Breuer

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