The Diary of Anne Frank
Presented by National Players
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Raymond Caldwell
Recommended for Grades 7 and up
Running Time: 2 hours (includes a q & a)
Curriculum Connections: History and Social Studies, English/Literature, World Studies
In 1941 Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where she is concealed. With fear of discovery ever present, Anne finds solace writing in her diary, capturing the daily lives of the secret annex’s inhabitants—from the horrors of war to the excitement of first love—with wit, determination, and idealism.
With a multicultural cast, National Players brings the true story of this incredibly insightful young girl that is often read in school to the stage in hopes of inspiring the next generation to stand up for justice rather than sit back in apathy.