Molly Franco, Stan Graner Lead WaterTower's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
WaterTower Theatre today announced the cast for The Diary of Anne Frank, running January 6-29, 2012 at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast includes Molly Franco as Anne Frank, Stan Graner as Otto Frank, Emily Scott Banks as Edith Frank, Jessica Renee Russell as Margot Frank, Travis Tope as Peter van Daan, Lucia Welch as Mrs. Van Daan, Paul T. Taylor as Mr. Van Daan, Ted Wold as Mr. Dussell, Dana Schultes as Miep Gies, Andrew J. Kasten as Mr. Kraler, Arvin Combs as the Nazi Officer, and Jacob Aaron Cullum and Wes Cantrell as Nazi Soldiers.
Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts in The Diary of Anne Frank will be Travis Tope, Dana Schultes, Andrew J. Kasten, and Wes Cantrell.
The creative team for The Diary of Anne Frank is led by Director Terry Martin. Clare DeVries is the Set Designer, Michael A. Robinson is Costume Designer, Susan White is Lighting Designer, Scott Guenther is Sound Designer, and Heidi Shen is the Stage Manager.
The Diary of Anne Frank opens Monday, January 9 running through Sunday, January 29, 2012. Press/Media night is Monday, January 9 at 7:30 pm.
Anne Frank is undoubtedly an icon of the Holocaust; her diary has been published in many languages, and millions of people are familiar with her story. In this powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, the young Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. This impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence. Each day for two dark years, Anne Frank'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!"
Single tickets for The Diary of Anne Frank go on sale to the general public Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at noon.
The Diary of Anne Frank is generously underwritten, in part, by the Addison Business Association in honor of RoBert Mayer, Jr., Atmos Energy, The Dallas Foundation, the 500 Inc., RoBert Mayer, Jr., Women of WaterTower Theatre.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is the community partner for this production.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman based on the original play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based on the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Directed by Terry Martin
Show Run Dates: Monday, January 9 - Sunday, January 29, 2012
Preview Dates: Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7 at 8pm
Pay What You Can: Sunday, January 8 at 7:30pm
Opening Night: Monday, January 9 at 7:30pm
Atmos Energy Student Matinee Performances: January 17 and 24 at 10 am
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2pm (January 28 only) & 8pm