If you had the chance to ask Anne Frank a question, what would you ask? Would you want to know about her daily life in hiding or would you ask her what she plans to do after the war?
Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl offers many insights into her personal thoughts and future goals. The young writer’s optimism and hope are found in the pages of her diary and continue to spark interest and concern about her life. The theatrical performance Conversations with Anne takes the famous diary as its inspiration and allows an audience to see Anne Frank come to life on stage.
In collaboration with the Anne Frank Center USA, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents four performances of Conversations with Anne, a 40-minute play. Combining the lovely prose of the diary with creativity and imagination, the Conversations with Anne performance features a single actor, Hannah Vaughn, in the role of Anne Frank. A Q&A session follows the monologue. The audience is invited to ask “Anne” questions about her life before the war and her experiences while in hiding.
Taking her cues from the pages of The Diary of a Young Girl, Vaughn will answer audience questions in character as the young writer. Vaughn is a New York-based actor and writer whose theatrical background includes stage and film roles in The Incredible Fox Sisters, Outfoxed, Clear Cold Place, and Ned Rifle.
Tickets include admission to the permanent exhibit and the special exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The “Anne Frank: A History for Today” exhibit presents the life of Anne Frank alongside a parallel timeline of the events of the Holocaust.
Two performances will take place at the Museum on Friday, March 18 & on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day. (Four performances total.) Please note: For the evening performances, if you'd like to view the exhibits you must do so before the 6:30 p.m. performance. All exhibits will close at the start of each evening performance.
Recommended for ages 9 and up. Purchase tickets at EventBrite. Visit our website for more information: www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org.