"Anne Frank" offers FREE student tickets!

Sep 15, 2017 | The Diary of Anne Frank



Kalamazoo, MI: Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce a very exciting opportunity for students regarding this November’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Farmers Alley Theatre is offering any student with a valid ID the chance to attend one of our performances completely free of charge throughout the run of the show, November 3-19.  This includes students from college, high school, middle school and elementary school.

Executive Director Adam Weiner announced this offer via the theatre’s Facebook Page on Tuesday, September 5th.  “We have some wonderful supporters who are enabling us to remove the financial barrier for students to see this seminal work.” Various underwriters for this unprecedented offer include the Tyler-Little Family Foundation and other local, state and federal grants.

Weiner, who will be directing the play, has been researching the life of Anne Frank and is excited to share this vital piece of art with a new generation.  “I was fortunate enough to be in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank when I was a student in high school, and her story has stuck with me for many years.  I have very strong feelings about not just getting youth to the theatre, but in particular to this moving story about young love that happens to take place during one of humanity’s darkest times.”  He added, “It’s almost unfortunate to say, but the show feels very timely.  We must continue to learn about our shared history, or we are doomed to repeat it.”

The Diary of Anne Frank offers a first-hand account of life as a Jew in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II.  More importantly, it provides the account through the eyes of a child.  Young audience members will form a connection with characters who are facing incredible challenges and unspeakable terrors while identifying with the normal adolescent trials in life Anne experiences, even whilst confined to her surroundings.

The Diary of Anne Frank marks the return to the original downtown location after the temporary relocation to the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.  The production will run November 3rd-19th. Tickets are now available for The Diary of Anne Frank and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 343-2727 or visiting www.farmersalleytheatre.com.  In addition to the free student tickets (with Valid ID), Adult tickets are $30 Fri/Sat/Sun and $25 on Thursdays.  Seniors age 65 and above receive $2 off standard ticket prices.  

This year marks a substantial milestone for Farmers Alley as the professional theatre celebrates its tenth season as the only year-round Equity theatre in West Michigan. Farmers Alley presents more than 100 performances and each year reaches more than 15,000 theatre lovers of all ages each season while remaining committed to performing high quality theatre from multiple genres, fostering tomorrow’s audiences, and elevating the careers of Michigan actors, directors, and production crew.