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The Exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today Coming to Fredericksburg
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 • Posted August 18, 2010

The Fredericksburg Theater Company brings exhibit to Hill Country Town

Bringing an internationally-renowned exhibit to the Texas Hill Country for the first time, the Fredericksburg Theater Company will host "Anne Frank: A History for Today" in conjunction with their September production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this historical yet intimate exhibit consists primarily of narrative text and color photographic reproductions. "It illustrates the continuing relevance of Anne’s story and the important lessons it can teach us today," FTC Managing Director Julie Voorhees said. "The exhibit reminds us that the discrimination and racism that brought an end to her life did not disappear when World War II ended."

The exhibit will be on display Sept. 3-26 in the lobby of the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. Tours are open to the public and will be available free of charge for student groups. Additionally, an educator workshop will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the theater. There is no fee to attend, however reservations are required as limited space is available.

Hours for the exhibit will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Additional hours will be held beginning two hours prior to each of the 11 performances of The Diary of Anne Frank which include shows on Sept. 10-12, Sept. 16, Sept. 18-19, and Sept. 23-26.

Exhibit entrance fee is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for youth 18 and under. One exhibit entrance is free with ticket to any Diary of Anne Frank performance.

For the past thirteen years, the Fredericksburg Theater Company a non profit, Community Theater, has fulfilled its mission to provide quality, family, live theater events for an appreciative and supportive audience in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Now, in its 14th season, patrons can look forward to seeing everything from drama to musicals to the warmth of the traditional "Christmas at the Theater" family production.

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