The Diary of Anne Frank

anne revised

The Diary of Anne Frank is completely sold out. 
To be placed on a wait list, please email us at info@betheatre.com with your name, phone number and what day you'd like to see the show (or first available).  We do have exchanges and tickets returned especially during busy rodeo season. 

 

DIRECTED BY LARRY HETTICK

JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 5
 
Rated PG-13*
$18-20

*This production includes descriptions of the atrocities of the Holocaust as well as Anne's very personal "self-discovery" as a teenager.  We feel it is important to the integrity of Anne Frank to bring this play to San Angelo audiences with as much truth as Anne intended in her writings.  For more information and to read a letter by the artistic director about the content, please click here.

We are proud to bring this revised, unedited script alive in the small and intimate space at Be Theatre. The annex will be recreated in our studio, and audiences will experience the show close and personal.  It will be unlike anything Be Theatre has brought to the stage. Get your tickets early... with only 63 seats per show, we expect this show to sell out. 


Please click here for information about our free outreach performances for 6th-8th grades. 


In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

 
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF THE REVISED PLAY
"In this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust. "Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart. The evening never lets us forget the inhuman darkness waiting to claim its incandescently human heroine." —NY Times.