The Diary of Anne Frank
The Players, are currently in rehearsal for the Holocaust drama The Diary of Anne Frank directed by Lora Steinmann. This story is one that Steinmann has wanted to put to stage for many years, after hearing two Holocaust survivors speak at a synagogue in San Luis Obispo. She was further motivated after hearing of President Eisenhower’s insistence of going and seeing the Holocaust devastation for himself. He reportedly had the press come in and take many pictures. He stated, ““The things I saw beggar description…The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering…I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations to propaganda.” Steinmann says, “I’ve wanted to do this show for some time because I really see the truth in President Eisenhower’s statement and feel that we can’t lose sight of man’s ability to be so inhuman to other men.”
This show tells one girl’s true story of that terrifying time through her own memoirs. It not only tells of a family’s harrowing experience, it is also a story rich in relationships that happen to be under great stress.
You can come see this memorable production in April on Friday the 19th at 8:00 pm, Sunday the 21st at 7:30 pm, Friday the 26th at 7:30 pm, & Saturday the 27th at 7:30 pm at the Community Center in Wrightwood. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors, students, and kids 12 and under. Go to snowlineplayers.org for more info.