“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Elie Wiesel

The Diary of Anne Frank at The Giving Tree Theatre in Marion, Iowa

PictureHeart-wrenching. A Must See.

The Diary of Anne Frank

At The Giving Tree Theatre
Marion, Iowa
May 6 – May 22nd

Directed by Mary Sullivan

In 1943, in order to avoid arrest and deportation by the occupying Nazis, the Jewish Frank family, Ann, her parents, Otto and Edith, and her older sister, Margo, went into hiding in a secret annex above Otto’s office in Amsterdam. Anne had recently been given a diary for her thirteenth birthday. For the 25 months that the Franks lived in the annex with four other desperate Jews, the introspective and talented Anne kept her diary. Tragically, they were all discovered by the Nazis and deported to the Nazi death camps where all but Anne’s father, Otto, perished during the waning days of the Third Reich. Returning to Amsterdam after the Nazis were defeated, Frank was given the diary which had been retrieved by a Dutch friend who had been instrumental in helping the Franks to hide.This gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman (from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett) includes newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank to create an impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust. (PG, Historical Family Drama)

“Wendy Kesselman’s finely textured new DIARY tells a deeper story. A sensitive, stirring and thoroughly engaging new adaptation.”
—NY Newsday.

“A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears.”
—Associated Press.

May 6 – May 22
Giving Tree Theater
752 10th St, Marion, Iowa 52302
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