On Saturday, November 30 2019, at 1 p.m., St. Luke’s Junior, Girls’ and Auxiliaries, also known as The Churchmouse Players, will present A Christmas in Avonlea and With Their Wings in Full Glory. (The poster for this event is attached below).
The first half features a scene from the upcoming Spring play This Glorious Girl performed on April 25 2020, based on Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The second half finds an Advent heavenly host preparing for Christmas.
This Glorious Girl is part of St. Luke’s 150th celebrations taking place in 2020. The principal Players feature Chelsey Bouchard as Anne; Luna Chornyj as Diana; Angie Barber as Minnie May; Taber Young as Gilbert; and their visiting cousins Nevan Young as Johnny Jones; Alexa and Madison Bickell as Lizzie and Gracie May Scott; and Charlie Luck as Alex J. Macdonald. Adult Players include: Cathy Courtney as Marilla Cuthbert; The Very Reverend James McShane as Matthew Cuthbert; Bev Barber as Rachel Lynde; Caroline Dukes/Paige Eklund as Sunday School teacher, Miss Bowers; and Penny Tyrrel as our Storyteller.
The direction is by members of our leadership group: Co-ordinator Cathy Courtney and Leaders: Bev Barber, Paige Eklund, Erin Hernden, Erica Speer and Penny Tyrrel. Brenda Ireland is co-ordinating costumes with Penny; Erin Hernden provides script and production; with Liam McShane as our Props Master. Laura Strum, our music instructor, is also our guest musician playing the violin. Laura has woven our scripts together beautifully for a decade, and we are very fortunate she continues this fall as we make our visit to Avonlea.
A Free Will Offering to help those in need will be taken on November 30 and tickets for the 2020 Spring play will be available in the New Year. Both days will include a reception for guests to meet and mingle with our talented players. Hope to see you at St. Luke’s!