Phoenix Players returns to The Gladstone with two new productions for 2013/2014. Note that these shows are not included in The Gladstone's subscription series; however, Gladstone subscribers can receive a discount on tickets to Phoenix Players shows.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, directed by Tim Picotte
April 10-12 & 15-19 at 7:30 p.m., and April 13 & 19 at 2:30 p.m.
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands Anne Frank began to keep a diary on June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her mother, father, sister, and three other people in the sealed-off upper rooms of the annex of her father’s office building in Amsterdam. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation to Nazi concentration camps.
The Diary of Anne Frank won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved Broadway critics to write such glowing notices. It received the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers. Over fifty years later, the play is still fresh and relevant. Filled with humour and warmth, the shining spirit of a young, straightforward, spirited Jewish girl filters down through the years and inspires group after group of theatrical professionals and audiences all over the world.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Senior (65+)/Student: $15