During the darkest days of World War II a young girl, her family and four others spent 25 months cramped together in rooms above her father's office. This girl was named Anne Frank and she kept a diary. Her diary survived the war, went on to be published and then became a play. A family friend saved her diary and it was published in 1947. It has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books worldwide. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play debuted on Broadway in 1955 with Susan Strasberg in the leading role.
The diary demonstrates the bravest of people can come in the smallest of packages. Hiding in the small rooms in Amsterdam for just over 2 years, Anne and her family went through what most of us cannot even imagine. All simply because they were Jewish. Despite their perseverance and faith they were eventually betrayed to the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Nine months was all Anne lasted in the camp as she died in 1945 after a battle with typhus. All this had happened to her by the very young age of fifteen.
What is amazing about this young girl is that despite everything that happened to her she still had faith in humanity until the very end. Amazing! Inspiring! Overwhelming! All these emotions plus a myriad of others are on display during the course of the play. It will make your heart warm; you will laugh and cry while watching it. Through her writings we are able to see what an amazing young woman she was despite the horrible conditions she was forced to live under. At times we see her going through normal teenage things (sexual awakening, moodiness, tears, laughter) despite the cramped quarters. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness this wonderful and heart breaking true-life story live on stage at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts.
-Segal Centre for Performing Arts: 5170 Cote-Ste-Catherine
-Tickets: By phone: (514) 739-7944
-Ticket prices: Adult: $30-$43, Senior: $28-$39, Student: $21