Sag Harbor, NY - September 10th, 2013 - Bay Street Theatre’s Literature Live! will present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK live on stage beginning Friday, November 8 thru Tuesday, November 26. The play issuggested for ages 13 and up. The program is sponsored in part by Magda & Edward Bleier – The Dana Foundation, Halstead Property, Susan Goldstein – The Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation, Suffolk County and the Town of Southampton. Ticket prices are $10 for students and $20 for general admission.
The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, is presented as part of Bay Street Theatre’s Literature Live! educational program, which presents a piece of literature selected from the core curriculum and brings it to life on stage for the general public as well as for schools across Long Island.
Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays chosen are from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and weekday shows are followed by a question and answer session with Werner Reich, a Holocaust survivor.
“We are looking forward to this year’s Literature Live! performanceof Anne Frank,” says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. “The Literature Live program reaches thousands of students as well as the general public and we are glad to bring this important story back to life this fall in a fully staged, theatrical production.”
The Diary of Anne Frank will directed byJoe Minutillo. Auditions will be held September 16that Bay Street Theatre and chosen cast will be announced shortly after.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is a stage adaptation of the book. The story, which made its debut in 1956, won both a Tony award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. This riveting play about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed space above a warehouse, allows audiences to feel their claustrophobic existence, their hopes, their fears and their indomitable will to survive.
For those who are interested in supporting the program, donations can be made online at www.baystreet.org or by calling Jessica Lemire in the Administrative office at 631-725-0818.
For show times and to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or buy online at www.baystreet.org.
The Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.