THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK is being presented live on stage as part of Bay Street Theatre’s Literature Live! Suggested for ages 13 up, the play, which began performances on November 8th will perform on the following dates: November 13 @ 11am; November 15 & 16 @ 7pm; November 19 & 20 @ 10 am; November 22 & 23rd at 7 PM, and November 26 @ 10am. The evening is a great opportunity to share this award winning drama with your children.
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 drama 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.
The evening is presented as part of Bay Street Theatre’s Literature Live! 2013 educational program, which presents a piece of literature selected from the core curriculum and brings the story to life on stage in a public performance, as well as for schools across Long Island.
Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays are chosen from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans along with reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and the weekday shows are followed by a Q&A with Werner Reich, a Holocaust survivor.
"We are looking forward to this year’s Literature Live! performance of 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 production will be directed by Joe Minutillo, one of the founding members of the New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA), who has assisted with the NYS Assessment in Theatre and the development of the NYS teacher certification in Theatre. This past year he received the NYS highest honor in Theatre Education, The "Rod Marriot Award", for his contribution and work in Theatre Education. During his tenure as a Theatre Educator he has directed more than 130 productions in NYC, at the Gateway Playhouse, the Young Playwright’s program at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, and for the Young American Writers Project (YAWP) for Emma Walton and Will Chandler through Stony Brook University. Recently Minutillo performed in Joseph Sturek’s, "Michael In Room 2" at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, the June Havoc Theatre.
The Cast of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: Sawyer Avery (Peter Van Daan), Keith Cornelius (Mr. Frank), Chloe Dirksen (Miep), Terrance Fiore (Mr. Dussel), Lydia Franco-Hodges (Mrs. Frank), Josh Gladstone (Mr. Van Daan), Jessica Mortellaro (Anne Frank), Kate Mueth (Mrs. Van Daan), Joe Pallister (Mr. Kraler) and Georgia Warner (Margot Frank).
The Production team of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK will consist of Chris Clark (Production Stage Manager), Elizabeth Schiavo (Assistant Stage Manager), Gary Hygom (Set Designer), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Kate Darcy, (Costume Co-ordinator), Greg Wilson (Costume Co-ordinator) and Daniel Goodale (Composer).
The program is sponsored in part by The Dana Foundation; Halstead Property; Suffolk County; The Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation; Colgate-Palmolive; and the Town of Southampton.
For those who are interested in supporting the program, donations can be made online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Administrative office at 631-725-0818.
For group sales, show times and to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or buy online at www.baystreet.org.
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