The Diary of Anne Frank
- Juliet Wittman, Westword
- Emilee Hatfield, Riley Reels
The Diary of Anne Frank
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
February 1 - May 17, 2019
Tickets: Starting at $45 (Previews $25)
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Christy Montour-Larson
Underwritten by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Patt
Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank wrote to understand herself and the horrors of being Jewish in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. In doing so she created one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century. Her diary was the one place for privacy in her attic hiding place. It holds her fears, her hopes, her laughter, her grief. Her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart” has moved readers for more than seventy years. In Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation we meet the full Anne; imperfect, funny, longing to become a woman and hopeful for a future she will never see.
Content: Young Adult – Adult Audiences
Previews: January 30 & 31, 2019
Opening night: Friday, February 1, 2019
Select Performances: February 1 – May 17, 2019, Wed at 1:00 pm, Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm.
Performance Run Times
Performances of The Diary of Anne Frank run about 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.
The Diary of Anne Frank is performed in repertory. For specific performance dates, click buy now above or see the 2019 Spring Repertory Schedule .
Photos courtesy Matthew Gale Photography
Zachary Andrews – Mr. Dussel
Annie Barbour – Margot
Larry Cahn – Otto Frank
Daniel Crumrine – Peter
Emily Paton Davies – Edith Frank
Regina Fernandez – Miep
Abner Genece – Mr. Van Daan
Darrow Klein – Anne Frank
Emma Messenger – Mrs. Van Daan
Lance Rasmussen – Mr. Kraler
Put The Diary of Anne Frank in context and read more about the real people portrayed by the Arvada Center Black Box Repertory Company in the Diary of Anne Frank study guide.
Following every performance, members of the ensemble will be available for informal discussions about the performance.
Have a passion for theatre? Then join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon where you’ll spend 4 weeks exploring the script and its themes, the sets and costumes, the playwright and the history behind it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the production and meet the people who make it happen!
Theatre Salon dates:
- Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9 pm, Jan. 17 - Feb. 7, 2019
- Performance: Feb. 7