MUSKEGON — Overbrook Theater at Muskegon Community College will present “The Diary of Anne Frank,” playwright Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the famous drama by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Oct. 24-27.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” is about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic during WW II. It captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence; their fear, hope, laughter and grief.
Each day of two dark years, Anne Frank’s voice shines through. In her words, “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”
Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, one who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.
Playing the title role will be MCC student Melanie Lamrock. The cast, of all whom are current MCC students, also includes Tiffany Bartlett, Mark Breitenbach, Keegan Colcleasure, Taylor DePouw, Thomas Hammersley, Isaac Hunter, Nathaniel Luben, Evan Sloan, Katrina Smith, Rachel Wade, Jacob Westerhof, and Bradley Zouiek.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” is being directed by MCC theater instructor Sheila Kulp Wahamaki. Assisting are MCC student director Julia Uganski, set designer Tom Harryman, lighting designer Jim Allen, costume designer Susan Eyler, and hair and makeup designer Bill Abbott.
Supporting the production are student crew members Stan Shank, Max Olmstead, Allison Boerema, Taylor Freed, Tammy Tolar, Andrew Visscher, and Kristy Howard.
Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, and 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The show will be staged in one act and run about 1 1/2 hours. A talkback with the actors will follow the Oct. 24 performance.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 14 at the Overbrook Theater Box Office. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be reserved by calling (231) 777-0324.