BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Pine Island Playhouse

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Pine Island PlayhouseThe Pine Island Playhouse continues to evolve, mature, and produce increasingly complex works. The latest production is The Diary of Anne Frank.

Director Nichole Pichon has a limited pool of actors to draw from and yet managed amazing casting with this one. Young Lilly Overbaugh is a perfect Anne, veering between the terror of being found, the angst of mother-daughter relations, and the throes of first love. The rest of the cast does a creditable job of portraying the growing tensions of eight people loving in claustrophobic quarters.

By the time Neil Kerr as Otto Frank, the only survivor, finished his final powerful speech recapping the horrible fates that befell the others, I was in tears. I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

The theater charges no admission but donations are solicited an gladly accepted. Its next play is a total 180 from this one. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be staged on May 11, 12, and 13 at the Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 Pine Island Road NW.

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