It's almost impossible to overstate the power of Anne Frank's diary to humanize victims of the Holocaust. The diary, which tells the story of an emotional, intelligent, dramatic and gifted teenager's two-year confinement with seven other people as they attempt to hide from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam, has become a classic of twentieth century literature, and the stage adaptation of the diary, now at Pioneer Memorial Theatre, brings that classic text to life with poignancy and sensitivity. It's my favorite Pioneer Memorial production so far this season.
March 18-April 2, 2011
Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday matinees, 2:00 p.m.
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 S. 1400 E., 801-581-6961
$24-$42; Children K - 12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays
Photo: Rebecca Buller and Anne and Craig Wroe as Otto, in Pioneer Memorial Theatre's 2011 production of The Diary of Anne Frank. By Julie Curry.