Tuesday, April 11, 2023

"The Diary of Anne Frank" OPENS SATURDAY



By Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Amy E. Jones  \ Produced by Laurie Devino


WHEN: Saturday April 15 - Sunday April 30, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM
TICKETS: $20 - $25



Holmdel Theatre Company returns with its first full-length production since the pandemic with this powerful classic story. 

The diary of Anne Frank has captivated readers around the world for decades, and now, audiences in Holmdel, NJ will have the chance to experience the powerful story in a new theatrical production. The Holmdel Theatre Company production, directed by Amy Jones, produced by Laurie Devino and performed by a talented ensemble, will run weekends from Saturday, April 15th, to Sunday,,,, April 30th.

Based on the real-life journal of a young girl who lived in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, the play (by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, in a new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman) brings to life the experiences of Anne Frank and her family as they struggle to survive in a cramped attic space for years. The production explores themes of isolation, fear, and hope, as well as the enduring power of the human spirit in even the darkest of times.

The cast includes Katie Bauer, Cooper Bilsland, Lori Cortese-Buckheit, Stephanie Long, Jesse Luciani, Steve Lukawski, Sandy Nolan, Justin Piehler, Bryan Ponemon, Gabriela Postigo, Bryan Reimertz, Felicia Russell, Mike Vails, who bring their own unique talents and perspectives to the roles of the Frank family and their fellow occupants of the attic. The production also features stunning set design by Jefferson Ridenour and costumes by Jacquie Revier, which transport audiences back to the Amsterdam of the 1940s.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this powerful story to life on stage,” said director, Amy Jones. “The diary of Anne Frank has been read by millions of people around the world, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing the story as a live performance. We hope that audiences will be moved and inspired by this production, and that it will encourage them to reflect on the importance of compassion, empathy, and resilience in the face of adversity.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettable story of hope and courage in the face of unimaginable hardship.






This production is sponsored by D'Agostino & AssociatiesDeMarco's CateringGraziano & Company,  JGS InsuranceDoreen DeMarco  of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors, and John Schultz Podcast