• 2017-2018 Season,  Anne of Green Gables

    The Author Behind Anne

    by Richelle Sutton, dramaturg Lucy Maude Montgomery is the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, as well as hundreds of other short stories, essays, and poems. Although her life was not always happy or filled with limitless imaginings, she is still one of the most popularly read authors today. Anne has been loved by audiences worldwide, across years and generations. But to really appreciate the depth of this book, you must look at Montgomery’s own life.

  • 2017-2018 Season,  Anne of Green Gables,  Uncategorized

    “A Land of Ruby and Emerald and Sapphire”

    “Oh, my Island is matchless-matchless. I feel that I did some violence to my spirit by leaving it. I belong here. It is mine – I am its own. It is in my blood. There is a part of me that only lives here… this colorful little land of ruby and emerald and sapphire.” – L. M. Montgomery Many Anne of Green Gables fans will know that the timeless book written by L. M. Montgomery was based in a similarly timeless place – her childhood home of Cavendish, on Prince Edward Island. As dramaturg, I had a unique opportunity to travel to Prince Edward Island and do a little research into this…

  • 2017-2018 Season,  The Mill on the Floss,  Uncategorized

    A “Quid Pro Quo”

    by Richelle Sutton, dramaturg You may have heard this phrase before (if you’ve ever listened to Hamilton.) “Quid pro quo” is still commonly used today, though it is a Latin phrase meaning “this for that” and is most common in political circles. Ironically, “Quid” is also a well-known nickname for the pound, and so the phrase has also become a play on words, when used in common speech. What does this have to do with Mill on the Floss? Why, it’s money, of course!

  • 2017-2018 Season,  The Mill on the Floss

    A Special Interview with Helen Edmundson

    By Richelle Sutton, Dramaturg While I was in London over the summer, I had an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity. I was able to contact Helen Edmundson, the playwright for Mill on the Floss, months before. She listened to my requests and agreed to meet with me for a personal interview about the production. In a quaint little café, we met together and conversed about the play. I was pleasantly surprised by the many insights Mrs. Edmundson shared. I am very grateful to her for taking the time to meet with one small dramaturg and enlarge her world and understanding of this beautiful play. Following is a transcript of…