There are few more tragic examples of mans cruelty to other men than the Holocaust, and few more riveting documents about attempting to survive such cruelty than Anne Franks diary. For those who dont already know the story, Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who, along with her family, hid from the Nazis in a cramped Amsterdam attic for more than two years during World War II. Only her father survived the Holocaust, and he later published Annes diaries to help make certain that the world remembered the atrocities perpetrated by Nazi hands.
Annes writings were also adapted into a play, The Diary of Anne Frank, a new production of which is being presented by The Public Theatre of South Florida and PPTOPA@Cooper City Theatre. This version of the play, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, includes material which Annes father originally edited out of her diaries. The Dairy of Anne Frank runs from Saturday, April 15 through 23 at The Public Theatre of South Florida (6501 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation). Performances are Thursdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $22. Call 954-437-4884, or visit www.pptopa.com.