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Stratford Festival's The Diary of Anne Frank is an exploration of the human heart

May 29, 2015

By Laura Cudworth , The Beacon Herald Friday, May 29, 2015 8:40:19 EDT AM Joseph Ziegler as Mr. Frank and Sara Farb as Anne Frank are shown in a scene from the Stratford Festival production of The Diary of Anne Frank. DAVID HOU/Stratford Festival Change text size for the story Print Report an error From the moment Anne Frank and her family arrive at the Secret Annex a lump will form in your throat and stay there. The Diary of Anne Frank opened Thursday night at the Avon Theatre under the thoughtful direction of Jillian Keiley. This production starts with a prologue. Each cast member tells their own personal story about being 13 (the same age as Anne) and falling in love or about a family member lost in the war, for example. As the cast tells their anecdotes you remember too what it was like to be 13 and arguing with a parent or falling in love. The truly excellent cast has a strong personal investment in this production. It's honest and moving. The Diary of Anne Frank tells the world-famous story of what it is like to be forced into hiding, to never go outside, never speak with your friends and never have any privacy, all because of your faith. Anne (Sara Farb), her mother Edith (Lucy Peacock), father Otto (Joseph Ziegler) and sister Margot (Shannon Taylor) moved into the Secret Annex to hide from the Nazis in Amsterdam in 1942. They were later joined by Mr. And Mrs. van Dann and their son Peter and dentist Mr. Dussel. They remained in hiding until 1944 when they were betrayed. The set by Bretta Gerecke is pure genius. Wooden slats that make up the walls and doors convey the sparsity of their living conditions. Each part of the annex changes effortlessly for each scene, from a bedroom to a kitchen to cattle cars. All that wood adds to the feeling of claustrophobia. It's a constant reminder there is nowhere to go inside the annex and they are completely cut off from the outside. The set design works beautifully with Leigh Ann Vardy's lighting design. Menacing shadows slip through the slats and project the ever-present danger. Farb is tasked with bringing the girl we all know so intimately to life on stage. She twirls around the annex, rages at her mother, retreats to write and finds love in Peter. This is a young girl who cannot stop living a life even in the most difficult circumstances. In every moment she is really magnificent. Ziegler brings a sensitive moderator to life as Otto Frank. He is a man who can be counted on to do the right thing. Peacock's Edith Frank is a worrier. She wrings her hands and frets but she would go to battle fiercely for her children. She bears the brunt of Anne's frustration with heartache and resignation. Margot Frank so often lives in the shadow of her younger sister. Taylor's Margot doesn't need the attention but she's a steady rock for Anne to lean on. Kevin Bundy will break your heart as Mr. van Daan when he loses control and crosses a line. It's a moment of such humanity it lingers long after the show is over. Mrs. van Daan played by Yanna McIntosh has much difficulty leaving behind her old life and is easily irritated by the people in the annex, particularly her husband, but when it matters her love and ability to forgive rise above any misery. Andre Morin's Peter is unsure, vulnerable and charming. Like Anne, he matures before our eyes. Dussel is used to privacy and struggles with having to share a room with Anne, the biggest extrovert in the annex. He's completely alone among the two families. Anne tells Miep (Maev Beaty), Otto Frank's faithful friend and employee, she smells like the wind. Beaty's Miep is a breath of fresh air each time she arrives at the annex with shoes or cake or simply some news. This is a story we all know, yet when worst fear of the eight in hiding is realized, there was an audible gasp from the audience. The cast is so good, it's tempting to leave the theatre before the Nazis arrive in some vain attempt to preserve them. When Otto Frank returns to the annex, alone, to reveal the fate of the van Daans, Dussel, Edith, Margot and Anne it's virtually impossible to hold back the tears. After the hearty applause and the house lights came up, some sat quietly in their seats dabbing their eyes, the rest left the theatre in silence. The Diary of Anne Frank runs in repertory until Oct. 10.

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Joseph Ziegler has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Mobile 360 as part of their Angel on January 1, 2015.

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