Princeton High School Theater Department will present its fall play The Diary of Anne Frank, based upon Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, on November 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m in the Sally Skinner Auditorium. We commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Frank’s diary with the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Frank was given the diary on her 13th birthday in June of 1942, and her family went into hiding in July to escape Nazi persecution. The play gives us a very personal view of history through Anne’s eyes as she transforms from a child into an adult in the two years that she is confined in a secret annex along with seven other people.
Fear, anxiety, laughter and hope will be portrayed on stage by seniors Haleigh Hall (Margo), Maggie Hoeffliger (Mrs. Van Daan), Zachary Quait-Ohlson (Mr. Frank), and Cameron Tieman (Mr. Van Daan); juniors Thressa Nelson (Miep), Kyle Degutis (Nazi Officer), Mia Akers (Mrs. Frank) and Brody Spencer (Nazi Officer); sophomores Mia Bowen (Anne), Beckett Conwell (Peter), Riley Lucas (Nazi Officer), and Eliza Atkinson (Nazi Officer); freshmen Alex Kniss (Mr. Kraler) and Colin Kniss (Mr. Dussel). Beth Gerig will direct the production with assistance from Director of Drama Events Renee Kozeal and from student directors Alexis Borg and Margarita Gomez. Tickets may be purchased at the door–$7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Princeton High School students will get in free with their student IDs. The Diary of Anne Frank is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.