Feb. 12: The Diary of Anne Frank additional performance in Ponte Vedra Beach

Apex Theatre Studio has added an additional performance of the highly successful production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The powerful play featuring local actors will be on stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at St. Francis in-the-field Episcopal, 895 Palm Valley Road, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $15. Reservations and more information can be found at www.apextheatrejax.com

“We have experienced a powerful reaction from our audiences, playing to capacity in both St. Augustine and Jacksonville,” said Ian Mairs, Managing Director for Apex Theatre Studio. 

“After each weekend of shows, we would get texts and emails from audience members hoping we would bring the show back so they could get their friends and family to see it.”

Stories about the well-received production have been featured on First Coast News and The Florida Times-Union, among other community publications and websites.

Previous performances took place in January at The Waterworks in St. Augustine, at St. John’s Cathedral (Taliaferro Hall) in Jacksonville, along with Duval and St. Johns County schools.  

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Every generation encounters the text and has the same reaction. In the face of such inhumanity, the human spirit still perseveres.

The production is under the direction of guest artist George Judy, professor of theatre at Louisiana State University. It features a mixture of students and professional teaching artists. The role of Anne Frank will be played by Eva Gassert, a sophomore at Nease High School. 

Established in 2013, Apex Theatre Studio Inc. (501c3) is the premiere training facility in Northeast Florida for intermediate- and advanced-level young theater artists. The studio combines a robust performance schedule (10 productions a year), interaction with nationally recognized guest artists, and an experienced teaching staff to provide a dynamic learning environment. 


Show: The Diary of Anne Frank

Venue: St. Francis in-the-field, 895 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081

Tickets: $15, on sale February 1, 2023

Event details: www.apextheatrejax.com/events

Contact: Ian Mairs, ianamairs@gmail.com, 904-834-1351 

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