CSC Events

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Finding Edith: Surviving the Holocaust in Plain Sight
(Before our 2pm performance)
Doors open at 12:30pm

As an adolescent in Europe during World War II, Edith Mayer Cord survived the Holocaust separated from her family and concealing her identity while hiding “in plain sight.”  She’s a Marylander now.  Her memoir will be published in May by Purdue University Press.  She’ll be in the theater on Sunday, May 19, for a preshow talk and book-signing.  Admission to the book-signing is free.  We hope you’ll also stay to see “The Diary of Anne Frank” afterward. For tickets to the 2pm matinee performance following this book signing, click here A limited number of copies of the book will be  available for sale in the theater. To read about the book, click here.


Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album, Gordon Center for Performing Arts 

An exhibition of the Frank family’s private photos, developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect USA in New York, will be on view now through June 13, 2019, at the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Gallery of Gordon Center for  Performing Arts, in Owings Mills, Md.  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a sponsor of the exhibition.  Admission is free. The exhibit is open by appointment and on the following Sundays:  April 28, May 5, May 12,  and June 2.  An opening reception will be held on May 9, 2019, at 5:30pm.  Click here for exhibition times and details.


Saturdays and Sundays May 4-26, 2019
Anne Frank House VR – Virtual Reality Tour

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will offer 15-minute Anne Frank House virtual reality tours before Saturday and Sunday performances of The Diary of Anne Frank now through May 26, 2019.  The award-winning Anne Frank House VR produced and developed by Force Field and available with Oculus Inc., offers a tour of the “Secret Annex” recreated. Reservations for the Anne Frank VR tour are separate from your show ticket and there are limited seatings. Reserve a time slot and arrive early. Per Oculus health and safety guidelines, all VR users must be age 13 or older. Click here to learn more about the tour and make a reservation.


Anne Frank: Her Life and Diary
The World of the Play – Community Conversations about Anne Frank
(before performances of The Diary of Anne Frank)

Participate in a preshow conversation about Anne Frank with John A. Damond Jr., a librarian of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. He has spent almost 30 years researching the life of Anne Frank.  With his personal photo collection, he will help you understand the family, community, politics, and setting in the play.  Admission is included in your purchase of tickets to the performance for the date of the preshow presentation:


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
A preshow reception and special performance of The Diary of Anne Frank
Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres 5:30–7:30pm
Introductory remarks 7:15pm
Performance 7:30–9:30pm

We honor the 100th Anniversary of the Baltimore Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Spring of Rememberance partners with a preshow reception and special performance of The Dairy of Anne Frank. This spring, cultural organizations from across Baltimore independently chose to highlight the universal lessons of the Holocaust, lessons that must not be lost with the passage of time. These institutions are mounting plays, curating exhibits, and organizing presentations and commemoration.  We proudly recognize our fellow participants in Baltimore’s Spring of Remembrance and the vitality of Baltimore’s cultural community.

Business or Cocktail Attire ~ Dietary Laws Observed
Donation: $125
R.S.V.P. by May 17