Last night Laina, Grandma and I attended this wonderful play put on by the Fredericksburg Theater Company. This was the first time we’ve attended a play here, and what a way to be introduced to this amazing Theater Company!
If you’re like me, then you remember the first time you read this story. This young girl could not help but touch your heart. The actors in this production out on a performance that brought Anne, Margot, Mr. and Mrs. Frank and the four other inhabitants of the secret annex to life.
The setting of the play was the rooms those in hiding had to share. The main focus was on the relationships that were tested and developed during this time. Part of the play was narrated by “Anne” reading from her diary. The timeframe was from the beginning of their time in seclusion to their discovery by the Nazis two years later. At the end, Anne’s father, Otto Frank, revisits the annex and gives a touching monologue about the fate of his family and friends. I’m pretty sure there weren’t many dry eyes in the room. The play goes dark on Anne’s words from her diary:
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
A bonus to attending was being able to view the special Anne Frank exhibit that was on display in the lobby.
We will definitely be attending future performances put on by this theater!