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May 17, 2022

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Madelynn Beech as Anne Frank. Photo courtesy of HPAC.

HPAC Presents ‘Diary of Anne Frank’

The show runs Jan. 16 - Feb. 6 in conjunction with National Holocaust Remembrance.

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is proud to present The Diary of Anne Frank, one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. 

The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, along with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths. 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, as she explains, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really 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 first was published. 

The Diary of Anne Frank opens January 21 and will run through February 6, 2022. National Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m.  For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit  hpactn.com. Masks are required at all performances.