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 in New York, will be on view April 25 – 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.
This vital story asks us to remember a dark moment in world history through the eyes of a young girl: Poignant and powerful, Anne Frank’s hopes and dreams shine in her words penned while hiding during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. This recent adaptation, containing more of Anne’s original writing and more forthright about the characters’ Judaism, makes this play more necessary than ever.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will offer 15-minute Anne Frank House VR tours before Saturday and Sunday performances of The Diary of Anne Frank April 27, 2019 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 the “Secret Annex” recreated. Reservations for the Anne Frank VR tour are separate from your show ticket and there are limited seatings. Virtual tour reservations will be offered in 15-minute “timed-ticket” seatings that will take place in the theater’s PNC Family Room. Seatings will be offered beginning 1 hour before showtime, by reservation. The final seating in each session will end promptly at 15 minutes before showtime. Click here to learn more about the tour and make a reservation.
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:
- Saturday May 4, 2pm performance (event begins at 1pm; doors open at 12:45pm)
- Saturday May 11, 8pm performance (event begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:45pm)
- Thursday May 16, 7:30pm performance (event begins at 6:30pm.; doors open at 6:15pm)
- Saturday, May 18, 2pm performance (event begins at 1pm; doors open at 12:45pm)
- Sunday May 26, 2pm performance (event begins at 1pm; doors open at 12:45pm)
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. For tickets to the 2pm matinee performance after this book signing, click here. A limited number of copies of the book are available for sale at our concessions kiosk.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
A preshow reception and special performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Baltimore Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Spring of Remembrance partners
Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres 5:30–7:30pm
Introductory remarks 7:15pm
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.
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