One of the buildings in Avonlea has a back porch that is used as a stage to act out various vignettes from Anne's life. If you have never read the books or seen the movie (the books are far better), then this is a spoiler alert...
|The girls found a place in the shade with a good view of the stage.|
Chapter 16 - Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
|"You can ask Diana to come over and spend the afternoon with you and have tea here."|
|"Oh, Marilla! How perfectly lovely!"|
|"There's a bottle half full of raspberry cordial... you and Diana can have it if you like..."|
|"I can just imagine myself sitting down at the head of the table and pouring out the tea."|
|Anne greets Diana- who has arrived in her second best dress.|
|It's all very prim and proper.|
|"How is your mother?"|
|"I won't tell you what Marilla said we could have to drink. Only it begins with an r and a c and it's a bright red color."|
|"That's awfully nice raspberry cordial, Anne."|
|"I'm real glad you like it. Take as much as you want."|
|"I'm awful sick. I must go right home."|
|"Set Diana drunk? What on earth did you give her?"|
|"You went and gave Diana currant wine instead of raspberry cordial. Didn't you know the difference yourself?"|
|"Don't cry any more, Anne, it will be all right."|
Chapter 27 Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
In which Anne dyes her hair- but it does not turn the shade of raven black that she was promised. Instead, the dye makes her hair a sickly green.
|"Please, Marilla, go away and don't look at me. I'm in the depths of despair..."|
|"Well, if I'd decided it was worthwhile to dye my hair, I'd have dyed it a decent color at least. |
I wouldn't have dyed it green."
|"It's no use, Anne. Your hair must be must be cut off; there is no other way."|
|Matthew and Marilla commiserate as they leave the stage.|
And then we met the cast backstage.
|Anne and Abs|
|Matthew and Marilla with the girls.|
|Gilbert still trying to talk to Anne.|
|Anne explaining that she is NOT going to forgive him for calling her "Carrots".|