MAILED: April 5, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Theatre for Young Audiences will perform the play The Diary of Anne Frank, which was dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and is based on the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank.
The award-winning play will open to the public in Kjer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and will continue at the same time April 20-21 and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
Chronicling the years the Frank family and friends spent hidden away from the Nazi terror in the top floors of a warehouse in Amsterdam, the play, directed by associate professor of music and theatre arts Dr. Cheryl Starr, reveals their fears, joys and day-to-day existence.
Sophomore Jennifer Householder, Galesville, will play the role of Anne Frank. Senior Tony Brown, Plymouth, will play Mr. Frank, and freshman Tiffany Klongerbo, Burnsville, Minn., will play Mrs. Frank. Senior Carissa Trumble, Cushing will play the role of Margot.
Mauricio Alessandro Urusquieta, North Prairie, will play Mr. Van Daan, sophomore Nicole Kittle, Mound, Minn., Mrs. Van Daan, and senior Rob Vanderloop, Kaukauna, Peter Van Daan.
Other performers include the following: sophomore Joshua Paffel, Spooner, as Mr. Dussel; junior Colleen Giles, Eau Claire, as Miep; and junior Jaran Carson, Chaseburg, as Mr. Kraler.
Senior Beth Janetski, River Falls, will serve as assistant director and stage manager. Senior Brian Benson, Rhinelander, will do scenic design, and professor of music and theatre arts William Mellien the lighting design.
Ann Behrens will serve as costume designer, and Art Gulig, technical director of University Theatre, will provide sound design.
Senior Jody Gross, Gleason, will do makeup and hair design, while senior Laura Malischke, Wauwatosa, will take care of the props.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $8 for adults; $6 for those age 62 and older; $5 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students; or $3 for those 17 and younger.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 5, 2001