As part of The Dreamland Stage Company’s 2018-2019 season, director Laura Gallagher Byrne will present The Diary of Anne Frank on the main stage, with eight performances October 4 through October 14.
Focused on offering productions suitable for children of all ages, both on a participation and an audience level, The Dreamland Stage Company (DSC) produces an iconic, socially-conscious play every fall. Following last year’s successful staging of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird, this season’s DSC production of The Diary of Anne Frank, will continue to speak to and represent the core mission of The Dreamland to “enrich the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of digital entertainment and education…
“First and foremost The Dreamland Stage Company seeks to engage and educate our island’s youth through the development of stagecraft and acting skills which, in turn, promote a variety of life skills such as self-confidence, stage presence, and public speaking,” said The Dreamland’s Director of Education Laura Gallagher Byrne. “Our commitment to adding a socially-conscious, iconic work to the schedule each year cements The Dreamland’s mission to educate, as well as entertain.”
“We think it is so important to provide this type of family-centered theatre that tells incredible stories that remain as important and relevant as the day they were written,” said Dreamland Executive Director Joe Hale. “Education and student development have become central themes in The Dreamland’s programming, and the production of The Diary of Anne Frank will continue that tradition.”
DSC productions planned for this winter include We Are Nantucket, Peter Pan, Jr., and Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. Tickets to The Diary of Anne Frank and other Dreamland productions, movies, and special events are available at Nantucketdreamland.org