Isabelle Piedras is Anne in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo: Brent Isenberger.
Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” Friday, Jan. 24, though Feb. 9.
This adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize-winning script draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s diary. For nearly two years, Anne’s family hid in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: She laughs, plays, fights with her mother and falls in love for the first time. Despite her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.”
Tickets range from $29 to $50, available online here or at the Playhouse ticket office.