Come and meet some of the many women Maud created - Rachel Lynde, Miss Cornelia Bryant, Miss Minerva Tomgallon, Josie Pye and of course, Anne Shirley. Delight in their foibles and empathized with their heartaches in this show filled with some of Maud's most unique and amazing literary characters.
Friday August 5th - 7:30pm
Saturday August 13th - 7:30pm
Sunday August 21st - 2:00pm*
*plus post show chat with the show creator and cast!
Friday August 26th - 7:30pm
Performances take place at St. Paul's Anglican Church, in Norval, Ontario. 14 Adamson Street South. Wheelchair accessible. All tickets $25.
These productions are made possible by the generousity of our Sponsors:
John and Susan Goddard, Laurie Hart
Brian Boyd, Harriet Chung, Mary Offor, Kim Boydell
Meet The Cast of Conversations
Avra Fainer Avra is thrilled to welcome you to Avonlea, and to this celebration of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne Shirley! Selected performance credits include: The Wedding Singer (Holly), Aida (Amneris), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), The Diary of Anne Frank (Miep), Urinetown (Hope), The Laramie Project (Leigh, Romaine, Aaron and others), and Oklahoma! (Ado Annie). Big thanks to Marion and The Spirit of Maud for the opportunity to bring this beautiful show to the stage, to Steve for everything; and to YOU, for coming out and supporting local talent.
Brianna Taylor Brianna is thrilled to be taking part in this tribute to one of her favourite characters and dream roles. She is currently a student at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Some of her favourite past performances include Jason in Falsettos, Enid in Legally Blonde, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and most recently Anne herself in Anne of Green Gables. Brianna would like to thank her parents for their unconditional love, support, and rides.
Diana Lavelle Diana Lavelle is a recent graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and has an honours B.A. from University of Toronto in Near Middle Eastern studies, Celtic Studies, and English. Select credits include 9 to 5, Wounds to the Face, Odyssey the Musical, Into the Woods, and the TV show See No Evil. She is thrilled to finally be performing live theatre again, and thanks Marion for the wonderful opportunity to celebrate L.M. Montgomery's words and legacy. Thanks also to her family and friends for their love and support. Her performance is dedicated to her mom, Anne, a true kindred spirit.
Gabrielle Bauman Gabrielle Bauman is excited to be joining the Spirit of Maud productions this summer! A Toronto-based Canadian/American actor and theatre-maker, she recently completed her M.F.A. in Acting in Virginia Beach. Some of her favourite recent roles include Catherine Sloper in “The Heiress”, Elaine in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and Bertha in “Brontё.” In addition to her time on stage, Gabrielle enjoys her work as a stage manager and director, and offers private acting coaching. She has a particular passion for new work, female led projects, and the intersection of faith and art. Outside of the theatre, Gabrielle loves introverted afternoons curled up with a hot cup and an embroidery project.