Saturday, October 10, 2015

october 27- november 7 | the diary of anne frank | angela konrad, carolyn rapines, kaitlin williams, julie casselman

Trinity Western University Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK with a bunch of our lovely PT people! The show will be directed by Angela Konrad (MOURNING DOVE, GRACE, JESUS HOPPED THE "A" TRAIN, WIT), with set design is by Carolyn Rapanos (GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, THE RAINMAKER, FREUD'S LAST SESSION, SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN), costumes by Kailtlin Williams (SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, THE FOREIGNER, THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE) and sound design by Julie Casselman who will be acting in this seasons's WIT. 

October 27- November 7
Tickets $10 | available at or call 604.513.2121, extension 3872

The Nazis have control of Amsterdam. Jews have two choices: go into hiding, or go to the concentration camps. When Anne Frank’s life is reduced to a cramped attic shared with seven others, she seeks refuge in the one place where she’s still free to dream–her diary.
Set Designer: Carolyn Rapanos
Lighting Designer: Graham Ockley 
Costume Designer: Kaitlin Williams
Sound Designer & Composer: Julie Casselman (TWU alum)
Assistant Director & Stage Manager: Tiffany Kanda
Assistant Stage Managers: Julianna Towle, Alexis Westlund

Trinity Western University’s SAMC Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank, the inspiring true story brought to life in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. 

The play follows innocent people in desperate circumstances who must decide who they will become. Adults, children, friends, strangers—how do they divide food fairly? Whose possessions must they sell in order to survive? Is there such thing as privacy for anyone in their new “home”? While fear threatens to defeat them, it’s the young Anne who manages to unlock the redemptive power of hope, grace and even playfulness.

“In the worst of situations, sometimes the best thing you can do is laugh,” says Angela Konrad, the Jessie Award-winning director. “Some people might be surprised at how much humour there is in this play—it shows just how important humour is to our survival.”

With all of its twists and turns, this coming-of-age journey is inspired by Anne Frank’s diary, found after the end of World War II. Narrations from the diary run through the play.

“Anne and her family embody the resilience of the human spirit,” says Konrad. “Even as everything else is taken away, no one can steal or kill hope. The profound hope and faith in this story is, I think, one of the reasons why its popularity still soars—even after 70 years.”

Director: Angela Konrad 

Joel Austin, James Faley, Jenessa Galbraith, Veronica Hargrave, Keenan Marchand, Steven Simpson, William Tippery, Mikayla Wust, Joelle Wyminga, Shelby Wyminga

Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Rd, Langley, BC 

Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m
(A special talkback with the cast and director will follow the November 3rd performance.)

For more information visit their website:

Watch the trailer here!

1 comment:

Diana Squires said...

Woohoo! Can't wait. Julie is a hidden gem in the world of music & sound. More theatre companies need to know about her.