(Previously published by The Thomasville Townie)

If you are orphaned, you might think you are due for a good turn from life’s breaks. If you are a farmer circa 1900, a good man, and getting older, you might expect some special dispensation when you apply for a son from an orphanage. In Anne of Green Gables at TOSAC, when Anne Shirley and Matthew Cuthbert meet at the Prince Edward Island train station, neither seems at first blush to be what the other desires, yet both turn out to be the best of gifts, even better than hoped for.
This slice of life drama is good providence, something we all need to feel and enjoy during uncertain times. And, TOSAC provides.

At the Storefront theater this weekend through the first weekend in May, you are invited to come and see things work out when we choose not to give up but carry on doing and giving our best, even when it seems too few things are going as we plan. The blessings of love and mercy are to be found on stage, displayed, and conveyed for those of us who choose to attend and receive them.

Fridays 4/17 and 5/1 at 8p; Saturdays 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 at 8p; Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 at 2p. TOSAC: Thomasville On Stage and Company at 117 South Broad Street in downtown Thomasville. Tickets $12 Students and $15 Adults. Call the Box Office 226-0863 or on the Web www.tosac.com.

– Benjamin G with The Thomasville Townie