SUMMIT, NJ - 'The Diary of Anne Frank', an enduring tale of hope that captures the claustrophobic realities of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic in war-torn Amsterdam, will be staged at The Summit Playhouse beginning February 28.

Anne Frank’s daily existence – her fears, her hopes, her laughter, her grief and her family’s desperate attempt to preserve humanity in an inhumane world – drive the transcendently powerful, true-life tale.

Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Karen Thornton, the new adaptation includes newly-discovered writings from Anne Frank’s diary.

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Performances are February 28 and 29, March 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 8 p.m., and March 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors (65+) and students (19 and under) -- are available by visiting

'The Diary of Anne Frank' Cast:

Anne Frank -- Ava Chrusciel
Otto Frank  -- Christopher C. Gibbs
Edith Frank --  Joëlle Bochner
Margot Frank -- Rachel Gesner
Miep Gies -- Annie Belkin
Peter Van Daan -- Will Nissen
Mr. Kraler/First Man -- Jay Mattila
Mrs Van Daan -- Paula Ehrenberg
Mr Van Daan -- Gordon Wiener
Mr. Dussel -- Charles Grayson
Second Man -- George Pappas