December 5, 2012
Catherine Ariale as Anne Frank in a West Springfield High School production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” (photo by Quinn Ayers)
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West Springfield High School’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” captures personal account of war horrors.
Memories of the horrors of World War II and Nazism are quickly starting to fade, and teens are finding it even harder to relate to the constant fear many Jews faced in the wake of the conflict. Yet these emotions came to full realization in West Springfield High School’s version of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank,” newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.