For my English class, I had to read The Diary of Anne Frank. First, I would like to say that Anne Frank’s storytelling and her vocabulary at her age (13-15 years old) was very impressive. She made you feel what she was going through and did a great job making the reader understand what most Jews were going through during the holocaust. I have read about the holocaust in other books but this one made me understand the human morality surrounding this time. I’m currently 13 and I can’t imagine thinking about my world being confined to an attic for 2 years, hiding and wondering what’s going to happen to me next. I think, this may be the reason why my English teacher thought this was the perfect book for my class to read this year because of our age.
My mom found out there was a play in Harrisburg, PA on The Diary of Anne Frank and bought is tickets to go see it. My first thoughts was how can this be acted out on a stage?! I could see it being a movie but an actual play, no way. I was really skeptical about it however, Open Stage Actors/Actresses’ made the play come to life beautifully. All of the characters were phenomenal and brought something to the performance. The show didn’t really display the graphic horrors of the holocaust but focused more on Anne Frank’s accounts of her time in the attic. I was so excited when I heard a line that I remembered from the book. I can not say enough good stuff about this play. I honestly, wished that my classmates had the opportunity to see this play with me, it would have made for a perfect field trip but I’m glad my mom and I got the chance to experience this play together.
At the end of the show, Open Stage mentioned that they would be having other plays like Little Women in the near future. I loved that book too, so hopefully, I will get to see it as well. I’m so impressed with Open Stage performance on the The Diary of Anne Frank that I’m now a huge fan of their’s and will be attending more of their shows! All that’s left to say is if you ever get a chance to see this play – DO IT and BRAVO to Open Stage for a wonderful performance!