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Old Colony Players Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

On Thursday March 7, 2024 Old Colony Players will open their production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The new adaptation for a new generation continues shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at Waldensian Presbyterian Church (109 Main St E | Valdese, NC 28690).

In this transcendentally 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.

Old Colony Players production of The Diary of Anne Frank is done with permission of Dramatist Play Service, Broadway Publishing/ NY, NY. Because of intense subject matter, this show is not recommended for young children.

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