It is hard to find a person who isn’t familiar with the story of Anne Frank. Escaping from the Nazis, in a small attic apartment with her family and neighbors, forced to rely on outside help for food, Anne kept her story in a diary that was recovered by her father after the war.
It may come as a surprise to people that her diary isn’t a bleak account of terror, but of day-to-day life, of growing up, with all the trials and humor that entails. Janna Klein, 15, who plays Anne, says, ”My favorite part of being in this show has been learning so much about Anne Frank and the others in hiding with her. She was an incredible person and very talented writer. She went into hiding as a talkative and silly girl, but came out as a strong and introspective young woman.”
The Diary of Anne Frank will run weekends from March 6 – 22, at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays at the historic Geauga Theater, which is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. A special performance at a reduced price for students will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm. For more information on how to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $8 for children 12 and under, $13 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. Buy your tickets online anytime at www.geaugatheater.org and special thanks to our marquee sponsor Gem Electric!
This story is brought to you by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild