‘Diary of Anne Frank’ Opens Friday at Bay Street Theatre

Jessica Mortellaro (Anne Frank) and Sawyer Avery (Peter Van Daan) Photo by Laurie Barone-Schaefer
Jessica Mortellaro (Anne Frank) and Sawyer Avery (Peter Van Daan) Photo credit: Laurie Barone-Schaefer

Bay Street Theatre‘s Literature Live! will stage The Diary of Anne Frank starting Friday, in a production aimed at being both entertaining and educational.

For the benefit of both students and the general public, Literature Live! presents plays based on books being taught in Long Island schools.

The Diary of Anne Frank, by wife-and-husband team Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, is a true story based on the writings of a young girl who hid from the Nazis with her family in an attic for two years. The play won both a Tony for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Joe Minutillo, one of the founding members of the New York State Theatre Education Association, directs.

After weekday performances, Holocaust survivor Werner Reich will have a question-and-answer session with the audience.

The play is suggested for audiences age 13 and up. Performances are 90 minutes long.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $12 for students, with school and group rates available.

The show will run through November 26. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. For additional weekday showtimes, call 631-725-9500.

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