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High school presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School Theatre Department presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” Feb 13-15.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” is a story of courage and hope of a young Jewish girl who hid with her family and four others to escape the Holocaust. It was adapted from “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” edited by Otto Frank, and reflects the hardships these families faced during their two years in hiding.

The fact Otto Frank had a hand in writing and working on the book, and later this play, demonstrates the truth to the story. We see not only the hardships and fear, but Anne’s ability to look at the good in the situation. Instead of dealing with everything in fear, she saw it as an adventure to overcome and lived in the hope of survival.

The cast includes Victoria Smith as Anne, Jordan Peterson as Otto, Lauren Brazeau as Edith, Anna McComb as Margot, Andrew McComb as Peter Van Daan, David Boyer as Mr. Van Daan, Adrianna Acosta as Mrs. Van Daan, Alex Baccheschi as Mr. Dussel, Shianna Thompson as Miep Gies, and Michael Poorten as Mr. Kraler. Merri Bork, Sarah Houdek, and Tommy Phetmeuangmay are understudies. 

Tech staff includes Jake Pisarski as stage manager, Jordyn Shultz as assistant stage manager, Kayla Doyle Emani Brinkman on props, Anne Malecki and Emilee Mitchell on costumes, Olivia Lohse and Brittany Moudy on hair and makeup, Hunter Thomas and Zaven Torian on sound, and Bella Bliujus on lights. The play is directed by Natalie Boone and tech directed by David Olson and Ralph Helm.

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 15

Sycamore High School

Tickets are $6 and available at syc427.org, 815-899-8160 ext. 2173, or at the high school box office.

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