Anne Frank: Voices from the Attic · Hosted by Grand Theater Wausau
April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Part of the Aspirus Arts In Education Series
10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Recommended for Grades 5 & Up
You have never heard “The Diary of a Young Girl” told quite like this. Anne Frank’s historical account of her time in hiding in Nazi Germany is presented in her own voice, but with the supporting characters in her story played by a multi-ethnic ensemble that includes survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide, the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s, and the ethnic cleansing in Rwanda.
Anne Frank: Voices from the Attic demonstrates how the Frank family was one of many families throughout history who suffered at the hands of ignorance and hatred. In each case, these survivors overcame their ordeals by embracing Anne’s philosophy of “thinking themselves out” of their situation, and they celebrate her resilience and her refusal to give in to hatred.
This powerful production is designed to spark discussions about the many faces of genocide, and to show just how easily the flames of ethnic hatred can spread until they’re beyond control.