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Monday, August 10, 2015

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to offer special $20 advance-purchase student tickets for The Diary of Anne Frank

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will offer special $20 advance-purchase student tickets for its production of The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman.  Performances of this Pulitzer, Tony, and Outer Critic’s Circle Award-winning play, directed by Joseph Discher, begin Wednesday, October 14th and continue through Saturday, November 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting   Regular tickets are available for as low as $25 for previews and $32 for regular performances.   

In an effort to reach as many young people and families as possible -- for the first time -- these discount $20 student tickets may be purchased in advance online, at the box office or by calling 973-408-5600.  The Diary of Anne Frank runs select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays at 7:30 PM and Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with a 2:00 PM matinee on select Saturday and Sunday afternoons. $15 student rush tickets may still be purchased one half-hour before the show in person at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, but availability may be limited.

Nearly 75 years ago, a young girl named Anne Frank received a blank diary for her 13th birthday.  Today, the humor, strength, and innate goodness of Anne Frank continue to shine forth from her words --inspiring readers and audiences of all ages. In her adaptation, Wendy Kesselman restored more of the original content of Anne Frank’s diary, including references to Judaism and instances exemplifying Anne’s behavior as a teenager as well as her frustrations with her sister and mother. This unforgettable and powerful story will come to life for a new generation this fall.  

The extended run of The Diary of Anne Frank also features numerous school-time matinees for school groups.  Tickets for school-time performances are $17.    For information about school-time performances, please call 973-408-3983 or email

The Diary of Anne Frank Snapshot
The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Joseph Discher
October 14–November 21

Tuesdays (7:30 PM): October 20 and 27, November 17

Wednesdays (7:30 PM): October 14, 21, and 28, November 18

Thursdays (8:00 PM): October 15, 22, and 29, November 5 and 12

Fridays (8:00 PM): October 16, 23, and 30, November 6, 13, and 20

Saturdays (2:00 PM): October 17, 24, and 31, November 21

Saturdays: October 17 (7:30 PM), 24, and 31, November 7, 14, and 21 (8:00 PM)

Sundays (2:00 PM): October 18 and 25, November 1, 8, and 15

Sundays (7:30 PM): October 18 and 25, November 1, 8, and 15

Preview Performances: Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM, Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM/
Opening Night: Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 PM
Post-Show Symposium Performances: Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 PM; and Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 PM
Know the Show Performances: Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Closing Performance: Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 PM
Venue: F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue at Lancaster Rd. in Madison
Student Tickets: $20. Call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit


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Year-in-year-out excellence.”   --The Wall Street Journal

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