SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University’s Humanities Department and Theatre program proudly presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” on November 4-6 at 7 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Center on Evangel’s campus.
General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $7 for students and children, and $5 for EU students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56793 or at the box office.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” is based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis in the attic of her father’s office during World War II.
Production and performers
“Anne Frank reminds us, ‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,’” said Dr. Vickie Wisdom, professor of theatre at Evangel.
“Silenced from public life because of her heritage, Anne’s voice still lived, improving her world through joy, love, relationships, and faith.”
While hiding from the Nazis, Frank keeps a diary and records the trials and tribulations of her family. Her diary is an outlet through which she expresses low spirits, teenage angst, and loneliness while experiencing frustration and fear of the Nazi’s invasion.
The cast features Evangel students:
- Otto Frank – David Farmer, senior
- Miep – Chloe Stoddard, junior
- Van Daan – London Redstone, sophomore
- Van Daan – Ben Paris, junior
- Peter Van Daan – Lane Buckingham, sophomore
- Edith Frank – Mikayla Baker, sophomore
- Margot – Peyton Allen, junior
- Anne Frank – Olivia Ingamells, freshman
- Kraler – Christopher Sieh, senior
- Dussel – Chandler Gray, senior
- German Soldiers – Zachary Rell, sophomore and TJ Slagle, junior
“The Diary of Anne Frank is a compelling and tragic true story that shows a side of life one hopes will never be experienced again,” said Lori Lawley, adjunct Theatre professor.
“It is a time we should never forget. We are striving to bring to life the individuals who experienced this tragedy and still believe, as Anne states, ‘In spite of everything, I still believe people are truly good at heart.’”
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.