VU Theatre program will present “The Diary of Anne Frank”
The Vincennes University Theatre program will present four performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Performances will begin at 7 p.m. (EST) on February 14, 15, 16 and at 2 p.m. on February 17.
Tickets are on sale now and cost $12 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and students will be admitted free with their university ID. Tickets will be available at the door or they may be purchased in advance online at www.vinu.edu/red-skelton, by phone at 812-888-4039, or in person at the Red Skelton Box Office.
The talented cast and crew features both students and community members. VU students include:
Shelby Root, Bloomfield, as Anne Frank; Kristen Heshelman, Winslow, as Mrs. Edith Frank; Nicole Stonestreet, Fort Branch, as Margot Frank; Jake Sexton, Bloomington, as Peter Van Daan; Garrett Barrasas, Hobart, as Mr. Van Daan; Amber Hill, Huntingburg, as Mrs. Van Daan; Jay McFarland, McCordsville, as Mr. Dussel; Kami Minnich, Oaktown, as Meip Geis; Toby Taylor, Crown Point, as Mr. Kraler; Jaydon Edwards, Princeton, as the Nazi; Sutton Cueves, Valparaiso, as Conspirator 1; Jordyn Wesner, Martinsville, as Conspirator 2; and Kyla Moore, Indianapolis, as Margot Frank’s understudy. Community members include Kyle Gregory as Mr. Otto Frank and Mark Kratzener performing voice overs.
Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a haunting and poignant look at the lives of Anne Frank, her family, and her friends during the tragic events of World War Two. The play was adapted from the book, “The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank, and takes place during the family’s two years in hiding. They are joined by the Van Daan family and Mr. Dussel, a dentist. They live in secrecy and their time is fraught with complex emotions and relationships. However, they strive to persevere through their harrowing circumstance.
Information about the Vincennes University Theatre program is available online at vinu.edu/majors.