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‘Anne Frank’ play dates, times and ticket information


Play:  The Diary of Anne Frank

Playwright: By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Synopsis: In this transcendently 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, determination and spirit. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a hidden storage attic in an Amsterdam factory, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence–their fear, their dread, their hope, their laughter, and 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!”

What the Critics Said:

  • “Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart. The evening never lets us forget the inhuman darkness waiting to claim its incandescently human heroine.” – New York Times
  • “An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember.” – New York Post
  • “New Diary is chillingly honest about the Holocaust. Wendy Kesselman’s work has restored the terror.” – New York Daily News
  • “A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears.” – Associated Press

Director: Kristen Wilson

Assistant Director:  Theo Rosso


  • Anne Frank:  Halle Heckman/Shennan Nelson
  • Otto Frank:  Jayson Levy
  • Edith Frank:  Gerrie Benzing
  • Margot Frank:  Kayci Suskind/Jorja Evans
  • Miep Gies:  Anna Joy Lehman
  • Peter Van Dann:  William Urban
  • Mr. Kraler:  Spencer Barney
  • Mr. Van Dann: Alexander Brown
  • Mrs. Van Dann:  Jennifer Schmitt Heckman
  • Mr. Dussel:  Jesse Stauffer/Andrei Balcescu

Play Dates and Times:  August 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets:  For tickets, please telephone 239-323-6570

Place:  Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers FL

July 28, 2021


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