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Drama Sets the Stage for Frank

Priscilla Arciniega, Staff Writer

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Drama presented “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Drama performed Anne Frank during school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during 3rd, 4th, and 5th period in the theatre.

The evening performances started at 7:00 p.m. and finished at 9:00 p.m. The evening performance allowed snacks and drinks to be eaten inside. The play performed for many classes, with each play getting more packed with students.

There was two different casts that include students from school. The first cast includes Priscilla Arciniega as Anne Frank, Darion Rodriguez as Otto Frank, George Diaz as Peter Van Daan, Deja Rangel as Edith Frank, and Marc Munoz as Mr. Van Daan. The second cast includes Priscilla Arciniega as Anne Frank, Oscar Castaneda as Otto Frank, George Diaz as Peter Van Daan, Francesca Flores as Edith Frank, and Giovanni Vasquez as Mr. Van Daan.

Drama’s set crew helped bring the play to life by building a set with set flats. The set included different kinds of props, tables, beds, and couches. The set crew painted the background a light brown/beige color to make it seem like it was more of an attic rather than a home.

The cast also brought the play to life by wearing costumes that would go with that time period. The women wore long skirts and a nice blouse, while girls wore dresses. The men wore pants and coats while the boys wore pants and cardigans. In order to symbolize that Anne Frank and her family were Jewish, the costume designers put together the yellow Stars of David to sew them onto the cast’s costumes.

According to Jacob Carranza, “ I think the costumes and the way the people acted pulled the play together. I thought it was a good play.”

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Drama Sets the Stage for Frank