Edmonds Heights K-12 Performing Arts kicks off its season Friday, Dec. 1 with The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Keselman.
The story brings audiences into the dangerous world of the Frank family. Anne Frank, a 13-year-old girl, and small group of family and friends must hide away in a tiny attic to avoid persecution by the invading Nazi forces. Through the detailed and inspiring diary she kept for two years, this famous young heroine of the 20th century grows through puberty into young adulthood to become the embodiment of hope and humanity in spite of the most unimaginable tribulations.
“Many of our students worry that our country is reverting back to a time where acts of oppression are becoming more commonplace and people are feeling emboldened to voice their prejudices and bigotry,” said Anne Frank Director Beth Mahmoud-Howell. “Theatre and the arts create opportunities for education and open dialogue and empower our youth to use their voices to create change much like Anne and her simple diary.”
Evenings: Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Matinee: Saturday Dec 2 at 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonds Heights K-12 Theatre, 23200 100th Ave. W., Edmonds
Tickets: $7 available at Booktix.com or at the door.
More information is available at EHshows.com.