The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank, one of the most widely acclaimed plays to ever grace the theatrical stage, will be presented by the Bethel College theatre arts department on February 2, 3 and 4 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. The February 3rd performance will be interpreted for the d/Deaf community.

This story of eight people hiding in a concealed storage attic won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and the Critics Circle Award. It is highlighted by the bright and charming exploits of the young Jewish girl Anne Frank. The New York Times wrote it is "strange how the shining spirit of a young girl now dead can filter down through the years and inspire a group of theatrical professionals in a foreign land." Freshman Jenni Festa from Hobart, Indiana, will play Anne, while senior Josh Boyer from Bay City, Michigan, will play Mr. Otto Frank. Diana Morford, a freshman from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, will play Mrs. Frank, Andrew Fisher, a freshman from Westland, Michigan, will play Peter Van Daan and the play will be directed by Derrick Null of Bethel's theatre arts department.

Tickets are on sale Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. All seats are reserved and may be obtained at the Everest-Rohrer ticket office or by calling 574-257-7633. Admission is $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students or groups of 15 or more.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of 1,964 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 20 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.