Seneca Community Players Announces Auditions for The Diary of
Seneca Community Players announced today that they will hold auditions for the upcoming production of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett as adapted by Wendy Kesselman. This story of the life and trials of perhaps the most famous young woman in history will be presented at 115 Fall Street, lower level, Seneca Falls with performances on October 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14.
The diary is the story of Anne—a young Jewish girl and aspiring writer in hiding from the Nazis during their WWII occupation of Holland. Anne’s diary is a devastating and relatable coming-of- age story, kept safe by a family friend Miep Gies. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the sole survivor of the Holocaust hiding in the secret annex of the spice factory. The play follows the eight inhabitants of the Secret Annex from the time the Frank and VanDaan
families go into hiding on July 6, 1942 until their discovery, arrest and deportation in August and September of 1944. Told through the eyes of its teenage author this is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad and touching story. One that reaches us all, inspires us and implores
us to – as written in Anne’s diary “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
The cast includes roles for thirteen actors, seven men and six women including roles for 3 teenagers, 2 girls, 1 age 13-14 and 1 age 15-16 and 1 boy age 15-16. The other roles are for men aged 30-70 and women 25-50. Auditions will include selected readings from the script.
Auditions will be held at 115 Fall Street, lower level, Seneca Falls on August 14 and 15 at 7:00pm. To learn more about this production, please contact Eric Jansen, Director. (585) 202-9143