The Diary of Anne Frank Press Release

The Diary of Anne Frank Press Release
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Jewish cultural exhibit and historical drama, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK,  come to Opera House main stage.

THOMASTON- Outlined in the memoirs of a young Jewish girl, The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most acclaimed documentations of the Nazi occupation during World War II. Under the direction of Lucia Dressel, the play follows the Frank family and their attempt to avoid persecution by hiding for two years in a secret annex, located at the top of an office building. With the addition of the van Pels family and family friend Fritz Pfeffer, Anne recounts their struggle to survive.  

Lexi White (age 12), of Southbury, stars as Anne Frank. White started her career at age 10, landing the role of Geraldine in Lifetime’s film “Wishin’ and Hopin,’” starring Molly Ringwald. Lexi’s latest film “Chirstmas All Over Again”starring Sean Ryan Rox from Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger” was released this past December. She is also a credited singer, co-writing and releasing her first single “Hurricane” on iTunes last September. White is honored to be playing the title role in the production. Her past stage credits include “Lion King” (Zazu), “Peter Pan” (Smee), and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Brother Simeon).

In partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, Landmark Community Theatre is thrilled to be invited to share the exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today with the Thomaston community.  Anne Frank’s diary is a not only a beautifully written portrayal of a young girl’s time in hiding, but also a powerful historical document that gives us an intimate glimpse into one family’s struggle against Nazi tyranny. Through a variety of innovative education programs and exhibitions, the Center teaches Anne Frank as a role model for today.  Her insights and courage continue to inspire students, educators and citizens more than 60 years after her diary was first published. The Center’s exhibitions about the life and times of Anne Frank have traveled to over 250 communities and have been viewed by over 5.5 million people throughout North America.  The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, founded in 1959 by Otto Frank, is a non-sectarian 501c3 educational organization, based in New York City.  The Center, a partner of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect. Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. For more information visit the AFC website www.annefrank.com     

The Diary of Anne Frank shows March 18, 24, 25, 31, April 1 at 8pm, March 19, 26, April 2 at 2pm, with special weekday performances on March 17 & 23 at 10am on the Thomaston Opera House main stage.  For more information on tickets and group sales, contact or visit the Box Office (860) 283-6250 Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm and Saturday 1pm - 4pm @ 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06787. Or purchase tickets online: www.landmarkcommuntytheatre.org.

Photo credit: Lisa Cherie Photography.

Photo Caption: Lexi White as Anne Frank. 



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