Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth embrace ‘Anne of Green Gables’ in Marinette

“Anne of Green Gables” is a beloved story that’s more than a century old. A current production is at the tip of a stack of stories. Children’s theater is taken seriously in the Marinette-Menominee area, maybe more so than in many places. A youth training program is nurtured, and plays are produced. Area teachers look to the plays to broaden the scope for their students in class and as a field trip to see a live performance. Daytime performances are given for school groups, AND six evening performances are given for the public. The same cast performs. I attended the Thursday morning performance of the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre in Herbert L. Williams Theatre. Also attending were primarily elementary level public and parochial students from the area, home-school students/teachers and some senior citizens. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth embrace ‘Anne of Green Gables’ in Marinette