The Diary of Anne Frank Opens April 12
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
The West Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre and Dance Department will present the stage adaptation of one of the most well-known and classic books of the 20th Century, The Diary of Anne Frank. Performances begin at 8 p.m. April 12, April 1,3 and April 14, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.
Directed by Greg Mach, coordinator of Wesleyan’s theatre department and associate professor of theatre arts, the family-friendly production of The Diary of Anne Frank will transport audiences to the World War II era to experience the emotions of the timeless, true story of the young girl and her family hiding from the Nazis. The cast includes Admission Director John Waltz, Erin MacPherson, senior public relations major from Bel Air, MD, Gabrielle Tokach, a senior musical theatre and arts administration major from Winchester, VA, Yvette Boles, a junior theatre and psychology major from Berkeley Springs, WV, Phil Fisher, sophomore theatre major from Charleston, Rachel Channell, a freshman theatre arts major from Elkins, Micah Spiece, a freshman theatre and English major from Lewisburg, WV, Mandy Onder, senior musical theatre and elementary education major from Scottsdale, PA, and freshman theatre arts major Bill Hensel from Greensburg, PA. Scenic and lighting design is by Karim Badwan and costume design and construction is by Rebecca Nelson and the THRE 222 Costumes class. Tiffany Thompson, a junior musical theatre major from Brooklyn, NY, and Jessica Tichenor, sophomore gender studies major from French Creek, are the stage managers.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl received the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, and the stage adaptation won the Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to write such glowing notices, receiving the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers.
Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $7; seniors and students, $5; and $3 for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff with an ID.
For more information about Wesleyan’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank, email email@example.com.