The Diary of Anne Frank
"Wendy Kesselman's rewrite of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's 1955 Pulitzer prize-winning The Diary of Anne Frank should be seen by everyone, whether they saw the original or not, whether they're sixteen or seventy." - Curtain Up Reviews
"This new interpretation never relaxes its awareness of the hostile world beyond the attic that was the Franks' sanctuary and prison for two claustrophobic years, nor of the religious identity that made them a quarry... (this new adaptation contains) a gripping immediacy." - The New York Times
Wendy Kesselman's dynamic new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank (original play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the book "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl") gives us an Anne who is overflowing with adolescent life.
Upon his death, Anne's father, Otto, released the previously unpublished portions of his daughter's diary. Here, we are finally presented an Anne we can recognize as ourselves - defiant, passionate, curious, and determined. The new adaptation fearlessly addresses the realities of the Holocaust and a life in hiding.
Directed by Leah S. Abrams*
With: Julia Belanoff, Monica Cappuccini, Stefin Collins *, Catz Forsman, Scarlett Hepworth, Andrew McBeth, Fred Pitts, Kelly Rinehart, Fuchsia Spring, and Richard Wenzel *
Stage Management: Alan Kline *
Set Design: Lewis Campbell *
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Creely
Lighting Design: Marci Ring *
Costume Design: Bessie Delucchi
Sound Design: Matt Payne
Graphic Design: Wolfe Graphix
* indicates company member
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