VU Theatre program will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” - External Relations
VU Theatre program will present “The Diary of Anne Frank”
February 5, 2019 / VU Theatre program will present “The Diary of Anne Frank”
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Theatre program will
present four performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Performances
will begin at 7 p.m. (EST) on February 14, 15, 16 and at 2 p.m. on
Tickets are on sale now and cost $12 for adults, $7 for
seniors, and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and students will be
admitted free with their university ID. Tickets will be available at
the door or they may be purchased in advance online at
www.vinu.edu/red-skelton, by phone at 812-888-4039, or in person at
the Red Skelton Box Office.
The talented cast and crew features both students and community
members. VU students include Shelby Root, Bloomfield, as Anne
Frank; Kristen Heshelman, Winslow, as Mrs. Edith Frank; Nicole
Stonestreet, Fort Branch, as Margot Frank; Jake Sexton, Bloomington,
as Peter Van Daan; Garrett Barrasas, Hobart, as Mr. Van Daan; Amber
Hill, Huntingburg, as Mrs. Van Daan; Jay McFarland, McCordsville, as
Mr. Dussel; Kami Minnich, Oaktown, as Meip Geis; Toby Taylor, Crown
Point, as Mr. Kraler; Jaydon Edwards, Princeton, as the Nazi; Sutton
Cueves, Valparaiso, as Conspirator 1; Jordyn Wesner, Martinsville, as
Conspirator 2; and Kyla Moore, Indianapolis, as Margot Frank’s
understudy. Community members include Kyle Gregory as Mr. Otto Frank
and Mark Kratzener performing voice overs.
Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly
adapted by Wendy Kesselman, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a haunting
and poignant look at the lives of Anne Frank, her family, and her
friends during the tragic events of World War Two. The play was
adapted from the book, “The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank, and
takes place during the family’s two years in hiding. They are joined
by the Van Daan family and Mr. Dussel, a dentist. They live in secrecy
and their time is fraught with complex emotions and relationships.
However, they strive to persevere through their harrowing circumstance.
Information about the Vincennes University Theatre program is
available online at vinu.edu/majors.