Honoring one girl’s empowering and courageous tale of inner strength and vitality during the Holocaust, the Center for Puppetry Arts presents its innovative adaptation, Anne Frank: Within and Without, February 18- March 8. Recommended for ages 12 and up, this theatrical piece is a powerful and thought-provoking production chronicling Frank’s day-to-day life hiding during Nazi oppression and persecution.
Presented in cooperation with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, adapted by Bobby Box and directed by Mira Hirsch, Anne Frank: Within and Without features tabletop and marionette puppetry styles performed by Jeffrey Hyman and Caitlin Roe with live musical accompaniment by Chip Epsten. Winner of a 2007 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence, this evocative telling of Frank’s experiences commemorates a remarkable 16-year-old girl who has touched the hearts of people around the globe for more than 60 years.
“Many, many stories about victims and survivors of the Holocaust have been written since Anne’s diary was published, but none have eclipsed the voice of this strong-willed, beautifully optimistic girl,” said Hirsch. “Her words and story continue to move, shock, inspire and teach generations of young people. I feel honored and fortunate to be able to bring Anne Frank to a new audience, who I hope will be as moved by her spirit as I am.”
With post-show talkbacks after every performance, audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their thoughts and digest this powerful performance.
Anne Frank: Within and Without is presented in the Downstairs Theater February 18– March 8.
Show times are as follows:
- Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.
- Friday: 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 5 p.m.
TICKETS ARE $15 (MEMBERS) / $25 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391. Tickets include Museum admission and a post-show talkback.
Anne Frank: Within & Without is presented in cooperation with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, sponsor of the Anne Frank Center USA’s exhibit Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945. Photos and text are courtesy of the Anne Frank Center USA-New York; the Anne Frank House – Amsterdam; and the Anne Frank – Fonds, Basel.