The Diary of Anne Frank
117 Washington St
West Warwick, RI 02893
The Diary of Anne Frank” showing at The Arctic Playhouse
The Arctic Playhouse presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Goodrich/Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. This 2016 adaptation by Kesselman updates the timeless historic autobiographical play based on Anne Frank’s diary for modern audiences.
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.
The show is directed by Rachel Hanauer, who is joined by cast members (in alphabetical order) Isabelle Assaf (Anne), Jeff Blanchette (Mr. Dussel), Carolyn Coughlin (Mrs. Edith Frank), Aden Duffy (Margot Frank), Jonah Coppolelli (Peter Van Daan), Christopher Ferreira (Mr. Otto Frank), Katherine Kimmel (Mrs. Van Daan), Bob Mignarri (Mr. Van Daan), Mario Sasso (Mr. Kraler) and Madison Weinhoffer (Miep Gies). Nicole Rodrigues joins as stage manager.
The show runs for two more weekends at The Arctic Playhouse and closes on Saturday April 20. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm. (Sunday April 14 is sold out).
More information is available on the theater website: www.thearcticplayhouse.com Tickets are available online or at the door ($13 online/ $18 at door)