Howell High presenting ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ in March

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From left: Peter Van Daam (Connor Norris) and Anne Frank (Sarah Laughner).

The Howell High School Performing Arts Department will bring history to life when it presents “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Performances are scheduled for March 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Howell High School auditorium. Tickets are $9 for students and $12 for adults; there is a $1 discount on advance tickets purchases. Tickets can be purchased in the Howell High School main office beginning in mid-February.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” begins when Anne Frank (Sarah Laughner) receives a diary for her 13th birthday. Shortly after, Anne, her mother Edith (Bridget Wilkin), father Otto (Drew Laughner) and sister Margot (Natalie Chander) are forced into hiding as the Nazis invade their town. For two years, Anne chronicles the trials and tribulations of life in hiding as her family shares a cramped, secret annex in Mr. Frank’s office with Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan (Jon Wright and Braquel Parent), their son Peter Van Daan (Connor Norris) and Mr. Dussel (Nick Mullaney).

“We are very excited to present this historical play. ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ provides us with a glimpse into the struggles and suffering that so many endured during World War II,” said Amanda Malo, Howell High School drama teacher and director. “In addition to our public performances, our cast will perform a special show for all Howell eighth grade students as they read ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ as part of their curriculum.”

For more information, contact Malo at or the Howell High School main office at 517-540-8300.

In the photo above: From left: Otto Frank (Drew Laughner) Anne Frank (Sarah Laughner) Margot Frank (Natalie Chander) and Edith Frank (Bridget Wilkin).

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