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Auditions The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
Sunday February 12th. 2012 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Production dates are May 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and June 1 and 2, 2012.
Please contact the director at email@example.com if you have any questions.
There will be cold readings from the script. No appointments are required. You will be given sides from the show to review. Accents will not be used in the show. Please bring a headshot and resume if available. We are looking to cast the following roles:
Anne Frank: young actress to play 13, vibrant, full of life, wisdom beyond her years. She is narrator of the show. Must be comfortable with mature subject matter.
Otto Frank: actor 40-50. He’s the ultimate peacemaker, hardworking man, respected by the community and his family.
Edith Frank: actress 40-50. Struggling to keep things together during this time of strife. Anne find her cold. Emotional.
Margot Frank: actress to play 16, oldest daughter of the Frank family. She’s kind, warmhearted, emotional.
Peter Van Daan: actor to play 16, a young man coming of age during this time of strife. Must be comfortable with mature subject matter.
Mrs. Van Daan: actress to play 40’s plus, a woman holding onto her past. Passionate. Gregarious.
Mr. Van Daan: actor to play 40’s plus, an insecure, unhappy man who takes his emotions out on his family.
Mr. Dussel: an actor of middle age to senior. A man lost in this time of strife. Trying to fit in and make the best out of the situation. Underneath his cranky exterior beats the heart of gold.
Miep Gies: an actress to play 25-35, secretary to Mr. Frank. Relays the news and stories from the outside world to the families.
Mr. Kraler: actor to play late 30-40. An employee of Mr. Frank who helps hide the families.
First, Second, Third Man: actors to play 20’s to 30’s, Nazi soldiers and officers, forceful and intimidating. Ability to speak or familiarity with German a plus.
Rehearsals will begin April 1, 2012 with three or four rehearsals per week evenings and Sundays.
In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.
Seventy years ago this July, in an effort to escape the Nazi’s, Otto Frank led his family up the stairs to the attic that was to be their home for almost two years. The Quannapowitt Players dedicate this production in remembrance of all those who lost their lives to the Holocaust.
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