When telling someone about this the other night, I used the phrase "hope in the midst of horror" in describing this play. The story of Anne Frank and her famous diary is well known, and it is still a story that is hard to grasp. It is a story that cannot be told often enough. There is a reason, I suppose, why "The Diary of Anne Frank" remains required reading in high schools today (or, at least, I hope it remains required reading).
We have been attending plays at the PPT, a jewel in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's crown, since the 1980's, and I cannot recall having seen a better production than this one, nor one that captivated and moved the audience as did this one. This is a production that should be seen by as many people as possible.
Here is a picture of Remy Zaken, the lovely twenty-six year old actress who plays Anne Frank on stage at the O'Reilly Theater. She is wonderful in it, as is the rest of the cast.