The Diary of Anne Frank will the first show of Missouri State University’s Theatre and Dance Department’s Main Stage season during the 2017/2018 school year. This play is written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and is newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the book The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. MSU’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank will be directed by guest artist Justin Baldwin and will feature an all-student cast.
During the darkest days of the Nazi holocaust, two Jewish families live hidden in a secret attic in Amsterdam. There, teenage Anne records her innermost thoughts, fears and longings in her diary. Over the course of two years, she documents the group’s day-to-day survival under constant threat of capture. She writes with intelligence, wit and candor of her relationships with her fellow fugitives; her first love; her ideals and aspirations; her reflections on good and evil; and her fragile hopes for the future. The Diary of Anne Frank is a true, firsthand account of coming of age in an age of terror. Anne’s voice resonates just as powerfully today as when her diary first was published 70 years ago, and her luminous spirit still shines in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The Diary of Anne Frank will open in the balcony theatre on September 21, 2017 and will run for the following dates:
September 21-23, 26 -30, October 3-4 7:30 p.m.
September 24, October 1 2:30 p.m.
Please Note: There is no late seating in the Balcony Theatre
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This production of Anne Frank is sponsored by Ekklesia/United Ministries in Higher Education. Special post-show symposiums will be presented by the sponsor after the main performances.
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