Players stage “The Diary of Anne Frank”
Ellie Dupuis, a junior at Polson High, plays Anne Frank in the Port Polson Players production of the classic drama, opening Dec. 2. (Karen Lewing/Port Polson Players)
The Port Polson Players, in association with Mission Valley Friends of the Arts, present the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning classic, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” at Polson’s Theatre on the Lake over two weekends, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11.
“We felt the play was pretty timely, given the current situations across the globe right now,” said Karen Lewing, who directs the cast of 10 Mission Valley performers. “We need to hear this story again.”
The powerful drama recounts the true story of Otto Frank and his family, who were forced to hide out during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War II. Despite its serious nature, there is a good dose of humor as well.
“The play has warmth, wisdom and just the right amount of lightheartedness to balance the story,” says Lewing. “And we have the perfect cast to pull it off. I hope everyone will come see this true classic piece of theatre.”
Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Dec. 2-11. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and $10 for card-carrying veterans.
Call 406-883-9212 or visit portpolsonplayers.com for reservations.