Hillview School Drama presents Two Tales on One Theme

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 5, 2019

For both Helen Keller and Anne Frank, the world outside was inaccessible.

In the 1880s, American Helen Keller feel ill and lost her sight, hearing, speech and ability to connect. Roughly 60 years later, Jewish teenager Anne Frank kept a diary of her life, hiding from the Nazis in Europe during World War II.

Both irrepressible young women journey through extraordinary adversity to emerge as lasting symbols of strength and resilience.

In this offering by the Hillview Drama department, each story is about an hour long with an intermission between the two — Miracle Worker, intermission, then Anne Frank. The performances take place at the Hillview Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm, Friday, Nov 8 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Cast list and advance ticket purchase available online.

Color photos by Francesca Serge (c) 2019; Black and white photo of one of the Anne Frank casts by Gina Hart (c) 2019

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Colleen Flood November 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Seeing “Hillview Performing Arts Center” makes me jump up and down (literally!) I graduated in 1990 and I was part of the Drama Club then! Can’t recall the play, maybe that was “Heaven can wait” – I know I did it ages ago! Back then – even M-A was sports, the drama club was kinda just there! ! Things have changed!!!! M-A Performing Arts is amazing I hear (and it’s hard to get in- try outs!) ! My story is weird- on disability now because epilepsy! Moved to FL and retirement community (The Villages) where mom is. Theater here is amazing! A dozen groups- from never tried before to retired Broadway!! (Seniors have done Les Miserables – awesome!!)
They just need to stop telling 44 yr old me I am too young! (I can draw wrinkles and wear a wig! Me be old- no problem!)
I think the “old folk” don’t want me taking their part!
❤️ Oh well… Colleen

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