For Schools

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Recommended for 6th- 8th

Field Trip: Weekdays, January 23 – January 26, 2024

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday- 10:00 am
Wednesday, January 27- 9:30am

Runtime: 120 minutes (about 2 hours), including talkback.

Location: Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Price: $15 per ticket, Field Trip Plus- $18

The Diary of Anne Frank is a powerful true story, adapted for the stage, recounting the experiences of Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager, and seven others in hiding during the HolocaustSet in the Secret Annex of an Amsterdam office building, this play reveals the courage, resilience, and day-to-day realities of its occupants, seen through the eyes of young Anne.  Experience Anne's transition from girlhood to maturity, her blossoming friendship with Peter, and the heartrending conclusion when their refuge is discovered.  Exploring themes of identity, resilience, and hope under harrowing circumstances, this profoundly moving play illustrates the endurance of the human spirit and serves a a poignant reminder to stand up against the horrors of genocide.


The Diary of Anne Frank is a co-production with The Bridge Initiative and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.



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The Diary of Anne Frank is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.