“This is a different version than most people have seen,” said Kelly Gilson, resident director, CT-A.
“In this adaptation, they [the characters] all have their personal flaws and that’s what makes this a real story,” said Gilson
said the show has been performed this week for schools as close as Corinth
and as far away as Oxford.
“The school audiences seem to have been really touched by the story ... a whole new generation is seeing what it’s like,” said Gilson
The cast of the local performance felt so moved by play that they changed a CT-A
tradition — the curtain call.
“We sat down and they talked — as a cast — about the mood of the show.
We decided this is not a show to be celebrated ... but to be remembered.
There will be no curtain call for this show.
And, that’s very uncommon for this community theater,” Gilson
more traditional versions, according to Gilson
appeared to feel that it is a significant and appropriate ending to the story.
“It doesn’t end on a happy note.
In the other version, it usually ends with Anne saying that she
still believes that people are good.
But, this one end with what happens to them all,” said Gilson