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EAC drama to present The Diary of Anne Frank

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EAC drama to present The Diary of Anne Frank

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Drama Department is preparing The Diary of Anne Frank for five performances: January 23 – 26 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on January 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. “We have decided to perform this play with the audience seated right on the stage,” said the play’s director, Dr. Crae Wilson. “This allows for a more intimate experience for actors and audience alike.”

Anne Frank began keeping a diary on her thirteenth birthday, June 12, 1942, three weeks before she went into hiding with her mother, father, and sister; and four other people in the sealed-off upper rooms of her father’s office building in Amsterdam. With the assistance of a group of her father’s trusted colleagues they remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation to Nazi concentration camps. Of the group of eight, only Otto Frank, Anne’s father, survived the war.

“With a vision of hope comes this heart-wrenching story written by one of history’s most innocent victims,” said Wilson, “and though sad, the story leaves its audience with renewed hope and determination to make a better future for all of us.”

Admission price for The Diary of Anne Frank is $5 for adults and $3 for children 17 and under. Full-time EAC students are admitted free. Tickets are available at EAC’s Ticket Office, located in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be reserved by calling 428-8228. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. However, seating is limited to the stage so audiences are encouraged to get their tickets early.