The Diary of Anne Frank: Powerful New Adaptation Comes to Sabes
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Legend has it that Sidney Poitier was so moved by the story of The Lilies of the Field that he waived his usual salary -- not knowing he would later win worldwide fame (and an Oscar) for his portrayal of the hard-headed Homer Smith. From the moment it was published as a novel by William E. Barret, The Lilies of the Field has had a special effect on people. Experience it yourself when Open Window Theatre presents this heart-warming stage adaptation. Headed west in search of a new beginning in the mid-1950s, black Southern Baptist itinerant worker Homer Smith encounters a group of Catholic nuns scratching out an existence in the remote Southwest. Mother Maria Marthe, convinced that Homer was sent to them by God to build them a chapel, persuades him to stay (without pay) and take on this seemingly impossible task. The faith of all are tested, proving that friendships and miracles alike come in all forms. Learn More
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“Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart. The evening never lets us forget the inhuman darkness waiting to claim its incandescently human heroine.” —_The New York Times _
“An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember.” —New York Post
“…[the] new Diary is chillingly honest about the Holocaust. Wendy Kesselman’s work has restored the terror.” —New York Daily News
“Wendy Kesselman’s finely textured new Diary tells a deeper story. A sensitive, stirring and thoroughly engaging new adaptation.” —Newsday
“A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears.” —Associated Press
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Anya Kremenetsky
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