Raritan Valley Community College has a full season of theater and events planned. First up is The Diary of Anne Frank. Your preteens and teens may be reading this book this year in language arts/English class. Why not take them to see this dramatic version?
The Diary of Anne Frank
presented by the Barter Theatre
WHEN: Friday, October 8, at 7 PM
WHERE: The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg
TICKETS: $35 & $40
Box Office: M-F, 11-4, 908.725.3420 or www.rvccarts.org
For over 60 years, her words have kept her spirit alive in the minds and hearts of readers all over the world. During the two years and one month that Anne Frank spent hiding in a secret annex in Amsterdam during World War II, she kept a diary of her experiences. Relive the incredible life of Anne Frank as she shares with you her hopes, aspirations and observations on family, love and life. This young Jewish girl has become an icon of light for all who dare to dream.
About Barter Theatre: During the Depression, Robert Porterfield, an enterprising young actor, returned to his native Southwest Virginia with an extraordinary proposition: Bartering produce from the farms and gardens of the region to gain admission to see a play. So on June 10, 1933, Barter Theatre opened its doors, proclaiming, "With vegetables you cannot sell, you can buy a good laugh." The price of admission was 40 cents or an equivalent amount of produce. Four out of five Depression-era theatre goers paid their way with vegetables, dairy products and livestock.
After celebrating its 73rd birthday in 2006, Barter became the longest running professional Equity theatre in the nation. Today, Barter Theatre has a reputation as a theatre where many actors performed before gong on to achieve fame and fortune. The most recognized of these alumni include Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine, Hume Cronyn, Ned Beatty, Gary Collins, Larry Linville, Kevin Spacey and Frances Fisher.