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UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company Opens 40th Gala Season with "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Inspiring World War II coming-of-age drama to be performed Nov. 16-19 on the Angus Bailey, Jr. Stage

The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company opens its 40th Gala Season with a production of "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Anne Frank did not survive the horrors of World War II, but her words, recorded in an astonishing diary, did. Wendy Kesselman's unflinching adaptation of the Goodrich and Hackett script offers new insight into these captives, revealing them in all their humanity. Their daily struggle with the fear of being discovered and the claustrophobia of their hiding place are poignantly presented through Anne's coming-of-age  experiences: her bitterness toward her domineering mother, her burgeoning sexuality, and her determination to be remembered. Her story has inspired millions. The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company production, directed by Jarrad Nunes, is headlined by Deirdre Staunton as Anne Frank.

"The Diary of Anne Frank" will be performed at 8pm on November 16, 17, 18; and at 2pm on November 19, on the Angus Bailey, Jr. Stage at the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. Patrons are advised to park in lots 4 & 5. Theatre is handicapped accessible--please call (508)999-8167 for assistance.

Tickets for the "The Diary of Anne Frank" are $12 for the general public; $10 for senior citizens, students, faculty, staff and UMD alumni; and $4 for UMass Dartmouth students with a valid ID. Group rates are also available. All performances are general admission seating, with doors opening thirty minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets are available for purchase at UMass Pass, located on the ground floor of the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center. Tickets will be on sale at the theatre beginning one hour before performances. Ticket reservations and more information available by calling the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company at (508) 999-8167.

Author:  "Jarrad Nunes"
Date:  20-Oct-2006
Department:   Theatre Company

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