Living in fear: Dual performances of ‘Anne Frank and Me’ to be held at Creston High School
A lot can be learned from living in Nazi-occupied Europe.
The horrors of the Holocaust come true for one American teenager in Creston High School Drama Department’s production of “Anne Frank and Me.”
Jessica Vandenheuvel portrays Nicole Burns, an American teenager who is assigned to read the diary of Anne Frank.
After having her heart broken by an unrequited love, Burns is involved in a near-fatal accident, which seemingly transports her into a whole new life in early 1940s Paris, France.
At first, Burns believes she is dreaming or involved in an elaborate ruse by everyone in her new environment. She quickly learns exactly how it felt for European Jews during World War II after she and her Jewish family are reprimanded by strict Nazi laws.