“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

This sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank, comes to SCT as a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre. Anne’s words reach out to us over the generations, inspiring us to never forget, to never give up on the power and goodness of the human spirit, and to always “fill life with living.”

Discussion Topics:
  • History
  • Resilience
  • Bravery
  • Holocaust Education

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 9+

Running Time
Approx. 2 hours, 15 minutes including intermission


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The Diary of Anne Frank opens on April 5, 2019.  Check back after opening to read all the rave reviews!


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Cast / Creative

Miranda Antoinette Troutt

Anne Frank

Betsy Schwartz

Edith Frank

Ryan Artzberger

Otto Frank

Hannah Ruwe

Margot Frank

Rob Johansen

Mr. Van Dann

Constance Macy

Mrs. Van Daan

Benjamin Neil McCormack

Peter Van Daan

Mark Goetzinger

Mr. Drussel

Sydney Andrews

Miep Giles

Richard Nguyen Sloniker

Mr. Kraler

Conner Neddersen

First Man

Ian Bond

Second Man; Understudy Otto Frank

James Weidman

Third Man; Understudy Mr. Van Daan

Shannon Daly

Understudy Anne Frank

Sienna Mendez

Understudy Margot Frank & Miep Giles

Production Team

Janet Allen Director

Andrew D. Smith Lighting Designer

Bill Clarke Scenic Designer

Andrew Hopson Composer & Sound Designer

Yao Chen Costume Designer

Micael John Egan Stage Manager

Julianna Brei-Crawley Assistant Stage Manager

Chris R. Walker Assistant Sound Designer

Richard J. Roberts Dramaturg

Reading List

For Children and Young Adults:


Number the Stars
Lois Lowry

What the Night Sings
Vesper Stamper

A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel
Based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo, adapted by Kris, illustrated by Vincent Bailly

Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein

The Bicycle Spy
Yona Zeldis McDonough

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust
Loic Dauvillier
A young Jewish girl, Elsa, hears firsthand the story of her Jewish grandmother’s childhood living in Nazi-occupied France in 1942 as a hidden child. Presented as a graphic novel for young readers.


Elie Wiesel

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto
Susan Goldman Rubin

Hana's Suitcase: A True Story 
Karen Levine
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.

For Adults Working with Children and Young Adults

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Art Spiegelman

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Jack Mayer

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
Bruce Henderson

The Holocaust: The Origins, Events and Remarkable Tales of Survival
Philip Steele
An overview of the Holocaust starting with Jewish persecution in Europe through National Socialism to The Final Solution. Includes maps, historical documents and photographs.

Anne Frank Museum

Hoopla movies: evideos
Paper Clips

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Schindler’s List
Paper Clips


Booklist prepared by Patti Stroschein
King County Library System