Gulfport Little Theatre is proud to announce its production of The Diary of Anne Frank, based up on the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. The play was the winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics' Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to write such glowing notices, receiving the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers.
The play opens on July 6, 1942 in Amsterdam. Because they are Jews, the Frank and van Daan families move into hiding to avoid arrest by the Nazis. Mr. Kraler and Miep Gies, Christian business associates and trusted friends, help everyone get settled in the secret annex: Mr. and Mrs. Frank and their daughters, Margot and Anne, as well as Mr. and Mrs. van Daan and their son, Peter. The outsiders leave, assuring the two families that they will help them in hiding for as long as it takes. As the families begin to unpack, Anne tries to get acquainted with the shy Peter. Over all this are the haunting words from Anne’s diary.
Over many more months, Anne and Peter’s young teenage friendship begins to blossom. They talk of all sorts of things, and they share their first kiss. Yet, tensions in general are growing in the cramped quarters. The families learn from Miep that the Allied invasion of the European continent has begun, and they are hopeful that they may soon come out of hiding. However, only a few weeks later, the Nazis arrive to take them away. Anne writes the last entry in her diary on August 1, 1944.
The production will February 1 through 10, 2019. All performances are at the theatre located at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport behind Chris’ Beauty College on Pass Road. Curtain on Friday and Saturday is at 7:30pm and the Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets are $16.00 for General Admission, $13.00 for Seniors/Military w/ID, and $11.00 for Child/Student w/ID. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Gulfport Little Theatre Box Office at (228) 864-7983 or online
Please Note: While we will make every effort to seat all our patrons, reservations made via PayPal six hours or less prior to curtain for all shows may not be guaranteed due to processing delays. We recommend contacting our Box Office at 228-864-7983 to confirm seating.
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