The Diary of Anne Frank

jan 24 - feb 9, 2020
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
The Diary of Anne Frank is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM, Feb. 3-4, 2020
Theatre:
Mainstage

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne 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, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 2, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.