The Diary of Anne Frank

February 
19, 20, 21
26, 27, 28

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 

In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

           

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Our 2020 Season


 

The Diary of Anne Frank
Auditions: 
December 5 & 6
Shows:
February 19,20, 21, 26, 27, 28
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through.

Space Preachers: The Musical
Auditions:
February 6 & 7
Shows:
April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

In this original adaptation from the 1990 film Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers by Daniel Boyd, Mr. Boyd and musical genius Mark Scarpelli bring this cult classic onto the stage.  This heartwarming science-fiction adventure pits a delirious dentist, a pencil-weilding accountant and a shapely space woman against an egotistical intergalactic evangelist! Something strange is going on in the backwoods and hills of West Virginia. The once cheerful townsfolk are becoming mindless, moronic automatons. Is it an alien invasion? No, it’s much worse than creatures from space… it’s PREACHERS from space!!! And they’ve arrived under the leadership of the evil Reverend Lash, who is using his faithful following to control the minds of the hapless Earthlings! They’re from out of town, she’s from outer space and together, they’re all going out of their minds!!!

 

 

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A man and his prostate
starring Ed Asner

sTREAMING INTO YOUR HOME January 30th

Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want.

Tireless and active at the tender age of 89, multiple Emmy award winner Asner is on the road – and has been for several years – entertaining audiences throughout the US, Canada, with his one-man performance of ‘A Man And His Prostate,’ penned by his friend and screenwriter Ed Weinberger.

Based on Weinberger’s own story, the show is both a theatre production, hard-hitting and comical, and a public service health declaration. In Asner’s words, it’s “a story of life, love and death.”

VIP tickets include a one on One Zoom chat with the legend himself, and an autographed photo mailed directly to your home. You don’t want to miss the opportuntiy to see this hilarious show and interact with the one and only Ed Asner!

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Alban Arts Academy
Fall 2020

Registration for Classes now open!


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