The Holt High School Theatre Department will present Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” on April 17, 18, and 19. This drama will be performed by an all-school cast and crew each evening beginning at 7 p.m.
The play tells the story of the Frank family and their tragic struggle during the events of the holocaust. Anne (Hannah Christ) and her family go into hiding in the secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam in 1942 during the Nazi occupation. Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Cael Nolan and Isabell Nutt) and their daughters Anne and Margot (Dahlia Swafford) live in the attic with Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan (David Clote and Elizabeth Ames), their son Peter (Devon Dietiker), and Mr. Dussel (Caleb Gee). The group remained in the attic, making as little noise as possible, until late 1944 when they were captured and sent away. The play explores the relationships of the eight in hiding, the sacrifices made, the generosity of those who assist them, Mr. Kraler (Aidan McCarthy) and Miep (Rylie Struckmann), and the hope that a girl named Anne Frank had for the world.
The play is under the stage management of Kayla Petelik, assisted by Koleen Field, and is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. New York. The performance will be held in the C.H. Jones Auditorium.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.