CLT to stage ‘Anne Frank’


AUBURN – Lee Griswold has returned to Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre after a long hiatus to direct the group’s next show, “Diary of Anne Frank.”

Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, as adapted by Wendy Kesselman, “Diary of Anne Frank” tells the well-known story of a 13-year-old girl living in hiding with her family and others in the secret annex of an Amsterdam warehouse during the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War II.

Kaitlin Rokowski, a freshman at Gray-New Gloucester High School, has the leading role of Anne Frank. Her parents are played by Cheryl Reynolds and James R. Sargent. Jennifer Dubois, a sophomore at Edward Little High School, plays Anne’s sister, Margot.

The Van Dann Family is played by Linda Griswold and Bruce Gerry. Their son, Peter, is played by Joshua Harris, a senior at Poland Regional High School.

CarlaRose Ricciuti is Miep Gies and Donald Libby is Mr. Kraler, the couple who befriend the Franks and the others confined in the Annex by bringing food and provisions. Mark Hazard plays Dentist Dussel. Brian Hodges has the role of the Gestapo officer.

The production crew includes Amey Feeley, assistant director; Doreen Traynor and Marissa Jalbert, co-producers; Rabbi Hillel Katzir, religious adviser; Celeste Philippon, stage manager, assisted by Victoria Machado; Dick Rosenberg, set design; Tim Traynor, set construction; Richard Martin, light design with Chad Gagnon as light board operator; David Trask, sound design and operator; Kate Sicotte, props; Martha Truscott-Boardman and Lorraine Fontaine, set decor; Bruce Gerry, make-up; Penny Appleby, costumes; Scott Powers, lobby photos; Melody Driscoll, prompter; and Rachel Morin, publicist.

Shows will be June 2-11 at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. Tickets: $15 and $13.

For tickets, call 783-0958 or go online to