Warner Norcross proud to co-sponsor Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Warner Norcross & Judd is proud to co-sponsor the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre ‘s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which runs from Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 30. 

“The Diary of Anne Frank,” of course, is a play about the experiences of Anne, a teenage girl, and her family, who hid from the Nazis for two years during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, before being taken away to the Auschwitz concentration camp. When PBS presented a production of the play in 2010, it described “The Diary of Anne Frank,” as follows:

For Jewish teenager Anne Frank, her diary is her one true friend and confidant. In it, she records the thoughts of a typical teen — only set against a backdrop of encroaching evil in Amsterdam during World War II. Stowed away behind a bookcase in a secret annex with her family and others to flee the Nazis, Anne experiences her time in hiding as an adventure. And, amidst closed quarters and random bomb blasts, Anne faces friction with family, a desire for independence and the first stirrings of young love. As Anne’s identity solidifies, so does her resolve to be a writer — her diary a tangible and remarkable record of a young woman’s first-hand observations of the Holocaust, and the innate goodness she still sees in people.

Here is a “Behind the Curtain” Video from the Civic.

After the performances on Sunday January 16 and January 23 Dutch Resistance participant  Diet Entman will be answering questions from the audience regarding his experiences and the play. Also, the performance on July 23 will be ASL interpreted.

For more information about the production, visit the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s website by clicking here.