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Diary of Anne Frank
November 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
One event on November 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on November 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on November 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on November 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on November 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on November 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on November 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Bay Street Players presents The Diary of Anne Frank, one of the most renowned and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century, at the State Theatre from October 28–November 13, 2022*.
From 1942–1944, the Frank and Van Daan families hid in an annex above Otto Frank’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deported the Jews of occupied Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne Frank (Mikaela Cohen) comes of age. She laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Frank’s spirit transcends as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Frank’s dynamism, luminous spirit, and story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published in 1947.
This new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman of the original Pulitzer Prize-winning script by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s diary, affording audiences an experience that breathes new life into this passionate, complex young woman.
We are pleased to welcome David Clevinger back to the State Theatre as director and designer of this production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Along with Mikaela Cohen, The Diary of Anne Frank features performances by Stephanie Adams, Simon Atkinson, Steven Behncke, Mitch Bozeman, Adam Cornett, Denise Glickler, Roy Hamlin, Mary Juravle, and Jaims Stutts.
*The Friday, November 4 performance of The Diary of Anne Frank will be interpreted in American Sign Language. To attend this accessible performance, please click here and select tickets in Rows E-H, Seats 19-24 for optimal viewing of the interpreters. For more information, please contact the box office at [email protected]
Along with this production of The Diary of Anne Frank is a Pop-Up Holocaust Museum in one of the lobby rooms, created in conjunction with the Holocaust Education and Research Center and Museum in Maitland, FL. All museum donations or proceeds from book sales go to the Holocaust Education and Research Center and Museum in Maitland, FL.