Justin Baldwin

(Poster design courtesy Missouri State University Theatre and Dance)

The Diary of Anne Frank, first published in its original Dutch edition in 1947—70 years ago-- documents the lives of two Jewish families living hidden in a secret attic in Amsterdam, Holland between 1942 and 1944, as described through the words of a 13- to 15-year-old girl.  She wrote about the group’s day-to-day survival under constant threat of capture—and worse.  Her writings, intelligent, witty and candid, deal with her relationships with her fellow fugitives; her first love; her ideals and aspirations; her reflections on good and evil; and her hopes for a future that never came.