the diary of anne frank

February 20, 2020 – La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

February 26, 2020 – Haugh Performing Arts Center


Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “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!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

Written by: Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by: Wendy Kesselman
Directed by: Timothy P. Thorn


La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
Haugh Performing Arts Center 
1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA 91741