The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman; Directed by Adam Cohen

April 13-29, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

In this transcendentally powerful play, a young Jewish girl named Anne captures in her diary the claustrophobic realities of her life and the lives of seven others, all of whom are hiding in an attic during the reign of Hitler. Their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief are shared, showing the astonishing resilience of the human spirit.

Run time: 2 hours, plus a 15 minute intermission

Additional Information:
Opening Night – Friday, April 13 – Pre-show champagne
Sweet Saturday – Saturday, April 14 – Pre-show chocolates
Q&A Matinee – Sunday, April 15 – Post-show talk-back

ASL Interpreted Performance – Sunday, April 15 – Please contact Box Office Manager Joshua Runkles at for seating with optimal interpreter sight lines. Please contact anytime before 4/13 at 5:00 pm.

Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI) Performances – April 20-22

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Audience Guidelines

Asheville Community Theatre gives The Diary of Anne Frank a movie rating of PG-13. Parental Guidance is suggested and some material may not be appropriate for children under 13.

Adult Language

A few curse words are used including one that some may consider blasphemous.

Sexual References

Anne reads a passage from her diary that mentions the changes in her body due to puberty and her awareness of and interest in those changes.


While violence is never seen on stage, the horror of the Holocaust surrounds this show. We do find out the fate of each character at the end of the play and this information is difficult to hear.