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Thirteen actors share the intimate Writers Theatre bookstore space in this powerful and authentic portrait of a young girl clinging to hope in a time of tragedy.
Directed by Kimberly Senior, the Writers Theatre production will provide a visceral insight into the realities of life in the “secret annex,” in which the tight quarters and forced intimacy serve as an ever-present reminder of the danger just outside--allowing audiences to come to know Anne and her family in a new and strikingly honest way.
Due to the intimate nature of the performance space, there can be no late seating or re-entry for this production.
"Bringing The Diary of Anne Frank to the Writers Theatre audience is particularly thrilling because of the opportunity that such an intimate staging provides. In such close proximity, we begin to see the real struggle that belies each character. They are at once heroic and frightened, vivacious and subdued.
Tuesday – Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday – Saturday 8:00pm
(Mr. van Daan)
(Otto Frank -
(Mrs. van Daan)
Kimberly Senior (Director)
Eliana Siegel-Epstein (Assistant Director)
Nick Heggestad (Properties Designer)
Clyde C. Compton (Assistant Properties Designer)
Sarah Hughey (Lighting Designer)
Bobby Kennedy (Dramaturg)
Jack Magaw (Scenic Designer)
Josh Schmidt (Sound Designer)
David Woolley (Fight Choreographer)
Nan Zabriskie (Costume Designer)
“A truthful, deeply engaged production. Extraordinary in the telling.”
– Chicago Tribune
“There can be no finer reminder of the power of intimate spaces than
the Writers Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank.”
– Chicago Sun-Times
“Writers Theatre delivers a dark, unforgettable Diary of Anne Frank [that]
will haunt me for a long time.”
– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Mesmerizing. A wonderfully detailed, exquisitely acted revival.”
– The Daily Herald
“Highly Recommended. Put this production on your MUST SEE list!”
– Around the Town Chicago
“Taut…urgent and wholly gripping.”
– Pioneer Press
“If ever there was ensemble theater, this is it.”
– Chicago On the Aisle
Open-Captioned performance on July 18th at 4pm
To request an additional ASL-Interpreted or Open-Captioned performance, please contact Ben Thompson, Audience Services Manager at email@example.com.
The tenth annual From Page to Stage Series of events in partnership with select North Shore Libraries is designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of The Diary of Anne Frank. All events are free and open to the public, but we do request reservations in order to ensure your seat. Join us for any or all of these 7 events!
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In collaboration with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
In collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
For additional information about any of these events, contact the Box Office.
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