NU Theatre presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

In Other, by , on March 13th, 2024

“This powerful, new, theatrical adaptation tells the true story of Anne Frank –
a story of hope, grief, and the indestructibility of the human spirit”
By Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

In Wendy Kesselman’s riveting new adaptation of the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne’s diary are interwoven to create a contemporary, impassioned story of those persecuted under Nazi rule. An adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust, “The Diary of Anne Frankcaptures the claustrophobic realities of the eight people’s daily existence in hiding – their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.

“The Diary of Anne Frank”will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University, N.Y., on the following dates/times:

Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. (post-show discussion)

Director: Robyn Lee Horn
Set Design: Primo Thomas
Costume Design: Keirsten Thomas
Lighting Design: David Dwyer
Sound Design: Chris Ballard
Stage Manager: Bayleigh Clark (theatre performance major) of Elbridge, N.Y.
Assistant Stage Managers: Briege Lennon (theatre performance major) of Buffalo, N.Y.
Catherine Youngers (theatre performance major) of Holland, N.Y.

Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include:

Danielle Becht (Anne Frank) of Morristown, N.J.
Logan Comstock (Mr. Van Daan) of Niagara University, N.Y.
Alexis Cueva (Margot Frank) of Depew, N.Y.
Brian Cunningham (Third Man) of Lyndonville, N.Y.
Kyle Dempsey (Mr. Kraler/Second Man) of West Seneca, N.Y.
Gabriella Galante (Miep Gies) of North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Ryan Harbaugh (First Man) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Olivia Kane (Edith Frank) of Wilson, N.Y.
Devin Klumpp (Peter Van Daan) of Buffalo, N.Y.
Emily McDonnell (Mrs. Van Daan) of Middleport, N.Y.
Jack Mountain (Otto Frank) of Rochester, N.Y.
Jeremy Vicario (Mr. Dussell) of Amherst, N.Y.

Ticket Information: There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:

1) Online: We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations, and your tickets will be emailed directly to you. No need to print them, simply show the barcode on your phone to our house managers when you arrive.
2) In person: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall: Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.
3) Box Office: Call 716-286-8685 or e-mail boxoffice@niagara.eduVoicemail messages and emails are answered as soon as possible.

Ticket prices for “The Diary of Anne Frank”:

General Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for NU employees, NU alumni, Friends of NU Theatre, seniors 62 and over, and youth 21 and younger (non-NU).

Tickets for NU Students: NU Students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production.

Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted Youth ticket for $10 – $15.