‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ wows crowds

Katharine Hada, Managing editor


The Diablo Valley College Drama department is prepared to leave the audience with wet eyes, reaching for tissues in their final fall production.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” is entirely student directed and produced, weaving together the newly discovered documents from Anne Frank’s diary, as well as survivor accounts in a poignant two hour long dramatization.

Tamara Tiner shines in her titular role as Anne. Her happy-go-lucky attitude and tenacity highlight the young girl’s ability to find light even in the darkest of situations.

Director and DVC student, Jeremy Dorado, has been acting with DVC Drama for several semesters and was nominated for an Irene Ryan award in 2014 for his portrayal of Polonius in Hamlet. This will be his directorial debut for the drama department.

The show, which is set in the DVC Arena Theater, draws audience in, fully embracing the circular stage, even extending the stage out into the audience in an effort to include viewers in the production.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” opened Dec. 4 to a sold out crowd and will continue to run until Dec. 13. For ticket information, call the box office at 925-969-2358 or visit the website at dvcdrama.net