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Riveting and Moving – “The Diary of Anne Frank” opens this weekend

The Diary of Anne Frank, based upon the book, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, is being presented by the Kaneland Arts Initiative in the KHS Black Box Theatre this weekend on January 23rd, 24th, and 25th.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm and Sunday’s performances is at 2pm.
Directed by the talented Diane McFarlin, Anne Frank is a staged reading of the newly adapted version of the play, written to include new content discovered recently about the Frank family.  Ten extremely gifted actors come to the Black Box stage to weave this timeless story told through the eyes of a 13 year old girl, regarding the hope and tragedy surrounding eight individuals hiding above a store in Amsterdam, Holland to avoid capture by the Nazis during World War II.
Diane has assembled actors from Kaneland and the surrounding areas to make up a cast of ten and a Kaneland student run technical crew all who capture the story and your attention in this brilliant production.  Kaneland alumni Lynn Meredith and Trisha Mills, Kaneland School Board member Peter Lopatin, KHS students Betsy Mills, Sabrina Massa, Mace Jendruczek, Samantha Martin, and Patrick Murphy are some of the participants in this production.
Our production of The Diary of Anne Frank both riveting and moving and appropriate for our lives today.  We would be very pleased and extremely proud for you to join us at this event.  Faculty who are teaching about World War II or specifically about Anne Frank should encourage their students to attend.  For those faculty, KAI has a special coupon for $5 tickets for your students.  Please email me for that code and instructions.
Tickets for this production are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens.  Seating is limited in the Black Box Theatre, therefore, we strongly urge you to purchase your tickets ahead of time.  To purchase tickets for this show, please go to our new KAI Ticketing page.
The production is approximately 2 hours with an intermission and appropriate for middle school age students and older.  After the performance, Diane will lead a talkback session.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend.
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