Cara Play Mary LaCroix As Anne with Anne E explores other Cultures on Prince Edward Island

This reimagining of the classic book and film is a coming-of-age story about a young orphan who is seeking love, acceptance and her place in the world. Anne, a 13-year-old who has endured an abusive childhood in orphanages and the homes of strangers. In the late 1890s, Anne is mistakenly sent to live with aging siblings, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who live on Prince Edward Island. Anne, who proves to be uniquely spirited, imaginative and smart, transforms the lives of Marilla, Matthew and everyone else in their small town.

Mary is introduced through Sebastion Lacroix, a close friend that Gilbert has made while working on a steam ship. Sebastion originally from Trinidad decides to move to Prince Edwards Island with his friend. Once landing in Avonlea Sebastion discovers that there are not many of people of color in Avonlea but is aware that there is another place called The Bog. Once in the bog Sebastian meets Mary and their love story begins. Mary is a washerwoman who has been able to provide for herself and her child on her own at time when it would seem impossible. Sebastian comes to Mary and opens her eyes to hope and possibility where she thought there was none, in turn Mary gives Bash the kind of home and love that he has waited his whole life for. Avonlea has a new obstacle to overcome of possible bigotry and the chance to prove that they family is what you choose regardless of race.


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