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).
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portrayal of a young girl’s time in hiding, but also a powerful historical
document that gives us an intimate glimpse into one family’s struggle against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
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.