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The Diary of Anne Frank
The Actors Studio of Newburyport
Newburyport, MA
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The Diary of Anne Frank
Based on the book, Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, this play was first produced on Broadway in 1955. The Diary of Anne Frank won the Tony Award for Best Play that year and in1956 it earned Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The story is based on Anne Frank's diary entries made throughout the two years she and her family spent hiding in an annex building of her father's business during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

In her own words Anne reminds us what our deepest and best capacities are. Her observations within the microcosm of captivity reveal the terrible stresses of war. Ultimately her story shows us, in specific detail, the vital aspects of life and qualities of humanity that are at risk when humankind wages war against itself.

Experiencing the characters' struggles to adjust to austere living conditions, one can't help but think of the children alive today who are living as refugees of war. Anne's childlike bluntness and soulful maturity remind us of the huge loss that war inflicts on all humanity. She speaks to us from the grave of what might have been

January 11, Post Show Discussion with Judith Thompson
All are welcome.

Judith is founder and director of the organization, Children of War, working with young people in twenty countries around the world.  Her work has earned her the Peace Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. For the past decade she has convened peace builders, activists and academics in learning communities to explore the front lines of social healing such as restorative justice, forgiveness and trauma healing.  She has a Ph.D. in peace studies and focused her research on how compassion arises in the process of social healing.

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The Actors Studio of Newburyport (View)
50 Water Street, Mill #1, Suite #5
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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