Students from the Drama program at Strathmore High School are working hard to put on a production of the play Anne Frank.
Laura Irwin, a member of the technical crew for the play explains that the play follows the famous novel called ‘The Diary Of A Young Girl/The Diary of Anne Frank.’
“Anne Frank is a story about a girl and her family during World War 2, they were Jewish and went into hiding with another family. This show expresses the harsh times and what it was like for so many people trying to survive, people should come to see the show not only for the entertainment but also as a learning experience so you can have a glimpse into what it was like for many people.”
“It basically describes what it’s like to go through the holocaust as a Jewish family, so it's very informative. And it also just shows the different views of what was happening back then,” said Irwin.
Irwin explained that the cast and crew of the production are a mix of students in Drama 20 and 30 at Strathmore High School and the students are part of the Drama program at the school.
It takes approximately 30 people to put together the show, with about 10 students per show.
Emma Moore and Madeline Hvingelby will be starring as Anne Frank along with 12 other students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 as other members of the cast.
The performances will take place on Nov. 28th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 29th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 30th at 7 p.m., and Dec. 1st at 7 p.m.
In order to attend the play participants need to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a rapid test.
Tickets to the production can be purchased for $10 at the door.