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Glorifying Christ Through Stage and Story

November 11, 2015
By Cornerstone Theatre Arts

Cornerstone Theatre Arts Presents

Beautiful Adoption Story from Classic Literature


Morristown, TN-- Cornerstone Theatre Arts proudly presents Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Megan and Dane Bundy. The performance is directed by Dane Bundy with Haleigh Raye Winstead playing the part of Anne Shirley, Alaina Dubravetz as Marilla Cuthbert, Alex Bermuda as Matthew Cuthbert, Jessica Borchert as Diana Barry, and Marissa Breeden as Rachel Lynde. Performance dates are November 13th at 7 p.m. and November 14th 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lakeway Community Church. For more information call (423) 307-1189.

You may already know or love the story of Anne of Green Gables. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic is, in the words of tenth grader, Jessica Borchert (Diana Barry), “a powerful story about adoption, love, and friendship.” When the shy, old bachelor, Matthew Cuthbert arrives at the Avonlea train station, he expects an orphan boy to help with the farm, but instead he finds Anne Shirley, a vivacious eleven-year-old girl with red hair and freckles. Charmed by her imagination and constant chatter and touched by her unashamed longing to be wanted, Matthew takes her home to his sister, Marilla, who is determined to send Anne back in exchange for the needed and asked for boy. However, the sensible spinster is soon persuaded to keep Anne, and learns not only what it means to raise a child, but to love one.

Since its founding in 2012, Cornerstone Theatre Arts (CTA) has strived to produce theatre that is student-led, parent-supported, and faculty-guided with the goal of magnifying Christ. Through productions such as Peter Pan, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland, and now Anne of Green Gables, student actors and crew have had the opportunity to develop their character and leadership skills by participating in the arts. Besides acting in the productions, students assume key support roles such as stage manager, crew manager, and house manager, and work alongside parents and faculty on costumes, makeup, set, sound, and lighting. CTA invites children from 4th to 12th grade to audition for their productions and continually seeks to train future performers and leaders for service in the community. Senior Marissa Breeden (Rachel Lynde) comments that “Kids from 4th grade to 12th grade come together for the same purpose of using their gifts to bring glory to God through theatre.” This leads to a natural opportunity for mentorship.

“For us,” writes Dane Bundy, director of CTA, “theatre is so much more than entertainment; it is a playground and training ground for the imagination; a place to study and live timeless characters and themes.”

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