The Diary of Anne Frank 11/03–11/19
This show ended 11/19/2017
KALAMAZOO—Farmers Alley Theatre will present a newly adapted version of one of the world’s most powerful stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, running November 3–19 at the theater’s original downtown location at 221 Farmers Alley. On the 70th anniversary of the diary’s publication, Farmer’s Alley will tickets to students with a Valid ID free of charge, because it and it’s supporters feel that everyone, from ages 8 to 88, should be exposed to historic literature like The Diary of Anne Frank.
The Diary of Anne Frank runs November 3rd through the 19th at 221 Farmers Alley. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (269) 343-2727 or by visiting www.farmersalleytheatre.com. Tickets are $30 on Fri/Sat/Sun and $25 on Thursdays. Seniors 65+ get $2 off per ticket. Students with a Valid ID are free of charge. All tickets and offers are subject to availability.
This true story introduces us to the Frank family as they hide from Nazi persecution in a secret annex in their father’s office building in the Netherlands. Joined by a handful of others, daughter Anne keeps track of their time in her cherished diary. Untamed and outspoken, Anne embodies the spirit of youth as she experiences the joys of first love and the horrors of racial and religious prejudices.
Executive director and Farmers Alley Theatre founder Adam Weiner will direct this new production, filled with a cast of local and out-of-town actors. WMU Theatre student Julianna Hirsh will portray Anne whilst Kalamazoo College student Lauren Landman plays her sister, Margot. Fredric Stone and Pat Daniels portray their parents, Otto & Edith Frank. Rory Lance, Laurel Scheidt and WMU’s Lucas Thomas play the Van Daans and their son, Peter. Ben Zylman, Ellen Bacca (of WOOD-TV 8), Dave Noyes, Michael Scheidt, Mark Lytle, and Jesus Barajas round out the cast.
There will be a post-show talkback with the cast and Jeff Haus, Director of Jewish Studies at Kalamazoo College following the matinee on Sunday, November 12.