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MTA presenting ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Staff Report~ 12/10/2014

ANTHEM – Musical Theatre of Anthem is bringing the dramatic play ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to the stage, opening Jan. 8. This gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman incorporates newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ captures the claustrophobic realities of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic – their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. 

The MTA cast of teens and adults, comprised of both ariZoni and NYA award winners and nominees, presents the show Jan. 8-11 in Anthem.  The show is produced by Jackie Hammond and directed by Laura O’Meara.

Performances take place Jan. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., Jan. 10 at 4 and 7 p.m., and Jan. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, in Anthem..  Tickets may be purchased online at www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.  Adult tickets are $19 and students, seniors, and children 12 and under are $16.

The Diary of Anne Frank, a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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