Character Breakdown

ANNE SHIRLEY
Playable age: 13-18

Anne is a spirited red-headed orphan who comes to Green Gables to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. She tends to talk too much but loves deeply. She is passionate with a flair for the dramatic. Anne has a positive attitude, but her temper can get her in trouble. Throughout the course of the play, Anne transforms from a girl to a beautiful, intelligent young woman.

MARILLA CUTHBERT
Playable age: 50’ to 60’s
An independent, private, no-nonsense unmarried woman who raises Anne with her brother Matthew at Green Gables in Avonlea. She struggles with Anne’s temper, dramatic tendencies, and wild imagination but over the years begins to care deeply for her.

MATTHEW CUTHBERT
Playable age: 60’s

Marilla’s brother. He is quiet and a man of no-nonsense. He is irresistibly drawn to Anne from the moment he meets her. He often helps Anne through some of her toughest moments and helps Marilla see the good in her.

 

GILBERT BLYTHE

Playable age: 15-20

Gilbert quickly becomes Anne’s adversary when he calls her “carrots.” Their rivalry extends to their schoolwork as well, but the two have a mutual admiration for each other that blossoms into love.

 

DIANA BARRY
Playable age: 13-18

Diana is Anne’s bosom friend. She is sweet and adores Anne’s vitality. She comes from a wealthy home and has dark hair that Anne envies. 
 

RACHEL LYNDE
Playable age: 40-60

Long time neighbor of Matthew and Marilla. Rachel wants to know all the business of everyone in Avonlea.  She loves to gossip and offers unsolicited advice freely.

MRS. BARRY

Playable age: 30-45

Diana’s mother. She is wealthy and difficult to please. She is wealthy and difficult to please.  She is unsure of Anne, but eventually grows to love her just as the others do.

 

MINNIE MAY BARRY

Playable age: 7-9

Diana’s younger sister who gets very ill and Anne comes to her rescue.

MISS STACEY

Playable age: 20-25

The lovely, kind schoolteacher that serves as a mentor and inspiration to Anne.

AUNT JOSEPHINE BARRY

Playable Age: 50’s to 70’s

Diana’s crotchety and wealthy Aunt.


MR. PHILLIPS
Playable age: 18-22
The local, no-nonsense schoolteacher who dotes on Prissy Andrews.

PRISSY ANDREWS
Playable age: 16-18

One of the older classmates of Anne’s, has a crush on the teacher.

JOSIE PYE

Playable age: 13-18

Anne’s classmate and oftentimes, rival.  She is typically snobbish and comes from a wealthy family.

 

RUBY GILLIS

Playable age: 13-18

One of Anne’s classmates and friends. 

 

MOODY MACPHEARSON

Playable age: 13-18

One of the boys in Anne’s class at the Avonlea school. He plans to be a minister.

 

JANE ANDREWS

Playable age: 13-18

One of Anne’s classmates and friends.


Supporting Roles (double cast):

Stationmaster, Mrs. Blewett, Reverend Bentley, Miss Rogerson, Jerry Buote, Tillie Boulter, Charilie Sloane, Jimmy Glover, Bessie Wright, Mary Jo, Reverend Allan, Carrie Sloane, President of Queen’s Academy, Mr. Sadler