The Diary of Anne Frank (Goodrich, Hackett)
PRESENTED BY PARKER ARTS AND INSPIRE CREATIVE
In this gripping adaptation, newly discovered writings from the poignant diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary story of the people persecuted under Nazi rule.
The Schoolhouse Theater
Friday, November 18 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 19 - 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 20 - 2:00 PM
Approximate Run Time: 2 and 1/2 hours including intermission
Authors: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to write such glowing notices, receiving the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers. The NY Times, said, "A lovely tender drama…Strange how the shining spirit of a young girl now dead can filter down through the years and inspire a group of theatrical professionals in a foreign land." The NY Herald-Tribune said, "The precise quality of the new play... is the quality of glowing, ineradicable life—life in its warmth, its wonder, its spasms of anguish and its wild and flaring humor…Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett have fashioned a wonderfully sensitive and theatrically craftsmanlike narrative out of the real-life legacy left us by a spirited and straightforward Jewish girl…as bright and shining as a banner." The NY Post called it "…a moving document on the stage." The NY Daily News said, "There is so much beauty, warm humor, gentle pity…in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK that it is difficult to imagine how this play could be contained in one set on one stage…this is a fine drama."
The Diary of Anne Frank (Goodrich, Hackett) is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Author/Speaker Cara Wilson-Granat will follow the Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 2:00 p.m. performances of The Diary of Anne Frank with a brief half hour discussion about her longtime friendship and correspondence with Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, which began when she was just 12 years old. Her close connection to Otto Frank, as well as Otto's nephew and Anne's first cousin, Buddy Elias, as well as the heroic Miep Gies, who saved Anne's diary and all of her words for posterity-- each offer a deeper connection to the story of Anne Frank. Cara relates an exciting perspective rarely shared--the story-behind-the-story of Anne Frank, in this compelling overview and Q & A. She'll touch aspects of the story not depicted in the play, and also of those suspected betrayers and the impact of what she learned from Otto when she finally met her beloved mentor after over 18 years of correspondence. Cara has just relocated to Colorado from California and we are excited to have her share her book (Strength from Tragedy: Anne Frank's Father Shares his Wisdom with an American Teen, sold and signed in the lobby) and talk with us.
A Co-Production with Inspire Creative. Inspire Creative is an artist directed, non-profit arts organization with a heart to encourage individuals to discover their artistic talents, develop them in a safe atmosphere that encourages growth rather than ego and provides them with opportunities to use those talents through exceptional performances, service, training and community.