St. Augustine, FL and Jacksonville, FL — Apex Theatre Studio will present The Diary of Anne Frank during the month of January at various venues in the Northeast Florida area.
Performances will take place January 13-15 at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine and January 21-22 at St. John’s Cathedral (Taliaferro Hall) in Jacksonville. The performance will also stopover at various schools in Duval and St. Johns counties.
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.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 or students. Reservations and more information can be found at www.apextheatrejax.com
Performances at The Waterworks are sponsored by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Use of The Waterworks is possible through generosity of the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns Cultural Council.