Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Set To Be Performed At Buckner Theatre In April

Mar 29, 2022

by FSC Staff

Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts is starting April with an award-winning play.

The Diary of Anne Frank will be performed by Florida Southern College students under the direction of Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Paul Bawek.

The play, which was dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett in 1956, is based upon the book Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. Goodrich and Hackett won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for their adaptation of the famous novel.

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th century. The chronicles of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how people remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends. She voices her belief … “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary was first published.

The play is scheduled for several performances over two weeks at Buckner Theatre on the campus of Florida Southern College. Performance dates are set for April 7-9 and April 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., with two Sunday shows scheduled for April 10 and April 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children. Florida Southern faculty, staff and students can attend the show for free with proof of ID. The shows are open to the public.

For tickets, call the Branscomb Auditorium box office at 863.680.4296. Or visit https://www.flsouthern.edu/campus-life/arts-centers/festival-of-fine-arts for more information.