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The Diary of Anne Frank
a Drama
CATEGORY :
by Wendy Kesselman

COMPANY : Theatre On Main [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Theatre On Main [WEBSITE]
ID# 2217

SHOWING : March 23, 2007 - April 14, 2007

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Directed by David Lauby, this is a must-see version of a story that the world knows by heart; a young jewish girl's harrowing account of her family's effort to escape the holocaust by hiding in a tiny attic. This new adaptation includes powerful material not included in the original version.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Dave Lauby
Costumes, Props Craig Jones
Assistant Director Amanda Whittle
Alfred Dussel Jim Abert
Margot Frank Jessie Bishop
Peter Van Daan Alex Carbon
Mrs. Van Daan Carolyn Choe
Otto Frank Michael Clark
Mr. Kraler Ron Connell
Miep Jacqueline David
Mr. Van Daan Michael Dillison
Mr. van Daan Michael Andrew Dillson
Anne Frank Arielle Geller
Gestapo Officer Craig Jones
Dutch Collaborator #1 Barry KING
Edith Frank Stacy Vaccaro
Dutch Collaborator #2 Amanda Whittle
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REVIEWS

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squiggles was unaware that Anne Frank was supposed to yell
by sgt4111
Monday, April 16, 2007
5.0
I know for a fact that Arielle Geller was acting and delivering her lines EXACTLY as directed...so as to duplicate the true personality of Anne Frank. She was a loud..in your space...show off kinda kid. In reality...Arielle played the part accurately and with the passion and heart of the character. The entire cast threw us into the lives of these 8 people. The story has affected the cast and audience alike with this incredible story...a story that should be retold over and over. The entire cast was phenomenal...and Arielle kept us spellbound. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
hmm... by Open Yon
"I know for a fact that Arielle Geller was acting and delivering her lines EXACTLY as directed," which means you are either a part of this production or a friend/family member of someone in the production, thereby destroying the credibility of your comment & score of "5."
... by Squiggle
I know that Anne Frank was a loud, vibrant girl. However, I read that to mean naturally loud. Not someone who yells every sentence. I did not mean to hurt anyone's feelings, I just think the character would have been better played as a naturally loud young woman, not a yeller. I think the yelling takes away some of the sensitivity of the play and that Anne Frank was probably a more multi-faceted person than the way she was portrayed. But, it is just my opinion. I gave the play a 4-which is the highest rating I would give any play unless it absolutely knocked my socks off. I think Arielle Geller is very talented and I commend her for following her director's wishes. I was just trying to be honest. Sorry if it offended anyone.
Squiggles by Parrott65
Squiggles,
I don't think anyone was offended by your comment. I, for one, knew what you meant when you posted your review. There is certainly a difference between playing a loud character and being loud. sgt4111's comments on your review should've been posted as a comment, not another review.
Glad I went!
by Squiggle
Monday, April 9, 2007
4.0
I am surprised no one has reviewed this play yet. We went to see it Sat night. I had heard it was good, and was not disappointed. The entire cast was great. I was especially impressed with Michael Dillson as Mr. Van Daan and Jessie Bishop as Margot Frank. Both played their roles very well. You could see the inner turmoil and feel their dispair at times. The characters were very real and beleivable. As a matter of fact, it really isn't fair to choose only two, because the entire cast was very good. Moving, and sincere. Each seem to know their character and instead of just pretending to be them, they WERE them for their time on stage. If I had to give one critique, it would be that Arielle Geller seems to yell her lines a bit too much. But, maybe that is because she is so young, and was playing a character who is full of life. She is a delight to watch at any rate. Go see this play! You will not be dissapointed. I was even impressed with the technical aspects. The lighting and sound effects were very well done and the costumes were dead-on. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
I agree by actor_luvin_fan
I agree with you squggle..Anne Frank I don't think should be a loud person. And besides if she yelled and the war was really happening her family would be found.( even thow they were eventuly found )


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