Diary of Anne Frank at the Duncanville Community Theatre

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Production Starts This Weekend

The Duncanville Community Theatre is proud to announce its production of THE DIARY OF ANNE  FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett with performances scheduled March 22-24 &  29-31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11 on Thursday evenings and $14 on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the box office at 972-780-5707 or via email at boxoffice@dctheatre.org.

This moving drama, based upon Anne’s actual diary while in hiding, reveals the fear, horror, and tremendous uncertainty inflicted by the Nazis.  Yet, at the same time, it also reflects the hope, humor, and vitality of a young Jewish girl with an amazing spirit.  While the play is set during the terrible times of World War II, the themes of this story are as relevant today as when Anne first scripted her diary.  In many areas of our world, even here in the U.S., people are subjected to racism, elitism, bigotry, and other unimaginable atrocities.  The characters in this play were real – different from others who thought they were better – beautiful, normal people who laughed, cried, loved, and cared deeply for their country and their faith.  While the audience shares their laughter and their tears, a message of tolerance and hope emerges with Anne’s touching words, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

The talented cast of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK includes both new and familiar faces at DCT.  Delivering touching performances of Mr. & Mrs. Frank and daughters Anne & Margot are Mark Arciniega, Dawn McCallum, Erica Jackson, and Katelyn Kocher.  They are joined by Mr. & Mrs. Van Daan and son Peter, aptly played by Phillipp Bedwell, Rhonda Jackson, and Julian Duncan.  The arrival of Mr. Dussel, effectively portrayed by Aaron Graham, completes the group of those in hiding.  The bravery of Miep and Mr. Kraler, brought to life by Danielle Clemens and Kris Noteboom, is seen as these strong characters deliver food, clothing, and news of the world outside.  Along with expert direction by Kevin Paris, Michelle Duncan serves as Production Manager and Lighting Technician and Wendy Acosta serves as Sound Technician.

Further information about THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK or any other Duncanville Community Theatre activities may be found at www.dctheatre.org.