Theatre Mirror Reviews - "The Diary of Anne Frank"

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"The Diary of Anne frank"

by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Directed by Marco Carneiro

Set Design by Joe DeMita
Costume Design by Olivia Carneiro
Lighting Design by Allison Choat
Set Construction by Victor Carneiro, Patrick Soares, Alexandre Carniero
Stage Manager Jessica Viator

Margo Frank................Rachel Coffin
Mr. Van Daan................Sean Donahue
Miep Gies...........Aliana de la Guardia
Mr. Dussel................Waldo Fielding
Mrs. Frank....................Amee Gerow
Mrs. Van Daan.........Leslie Ann Leytham
Anne Frank...........Sarah Anne Raimondi
Mr. Kraler.................Victor Shopov
Peter Van Daan.............Eric Sirakian
Mr. Frank..............Christian Webster

Once you have the basics, the best way to learn to act is to act; the best place to find your acting potential is on a stage. With that in mind, Marco Carneiro founded the brand-new Boston Stage Company, chose as its opening production "The Diary of Anne Frank" and filled the Factory Theater's crowded acting-space with furniture. Then his cast filled it with --- people.

This is a production, in a sense, without an axe to grind. Its aim is to reveal each and every one of the ten characters as a human person, squeezed by their situation to maximum emotion. Till the end there is no emphasis on the awful horrors going on outside; instead each person looks inside, occasionally lashing out at others or collapsing in frustration or despair.

The play is a warhorse, its outlines and details familiar even to people who have never seen a production. The amazing thing is that this new company manages to make the familiar new again.

Love,
===Anon.

"The Diary of Anne Frank" (13 - 22 February)
THE BOSTON STAGE COMPANY
@ The Factory Theatre, off Northampton Street, BOSTON, MA
1(781) 245 - 0500

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