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Monday, November 4, 2019

Highlands Theatre Department Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Highlands High School undertakes powerful story of the struggle between hope and reality. The award-winning Highlands High School Theatre Department begins its 2019-20 season with four performances of the powerful drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, on November 7-11, 2019.

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary, allowing the audience to experience Anne in a way that breathes life into this passionate, complex young woman and allowing us to share her relatable experience of adolescence as a familiarly modern teenager.

For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, to hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam, as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths.

In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

This play is open to the public, and is being held at Highlands High School Performing Arts Center (2400 Memorial Parkway Fort Thomas, KY 41075).

Tickets are RESERVED SEATING only. Purchase tickets in advance at Any remaining unreserved tickets can be purchased at the door one hour prior to each show. Students: $8 , Adults: $10.

Play Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 7, 7:30pm, Opening Night
  • Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm
  • Monday, November 11, 7:30pm, Closing Night

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