By: Andrea Ruvalcaba
The Orem Hale Center Theater presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, August 21 thru September 26! The play is based on true events of a thirteen year old Jewish girl who is kept in hiding with seven others during World War II. The story illustrates courage, hope, triumph of the human spirit and difficulties the war brought to those of Jewish descent. Anne Frank, played by Amber Dodge Tinney, reflected a young thirteen year old girl. Anne was portrayed as loud, energetic and headstrong. Anne brought joy to the melancholy environment the war brought to the group. She, along with seven others, survived for two years in a secret attic in Amsterdam. The group of eight endured the forlong obstacle of getting along and living together in a small area for many months. Along with the hardship that Anne had to endure with being the youngest, she also found consolation with the romantic Peter Van Daan, played by Morgan Gunter. The drama is packed with laughter and tears, leaving the audience with a powerful glimpse of what life was like for Jews. Anne Frank is a powerful beacon towards humanity as she wrote in her journal, “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Tickets can be found online at the Hale Center website.