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Best Stage Drama 

The Diary of Anne Frank, Beck Center

During World War II, while Nazis sent Jews from all over Europe to extermination camps, the Frank family spent two years hiding in four small rooms in Amsterdam. The Beck Center's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, under the sensitive direction of Sarah May, beautifully conveyed the searing reality of the family's growing dread mixed with daily bickering and affection, as well as the tragic outcome. Working from a new treatment of the original work, May clarified the importance of the Franks' Jewish faith and the flawed goodness of Anne herself.

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