Events downtown

May 05

The Diary of Anne Frank
Location: 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event website

Opera in the Pines presents our inaugural production and the Maine premiere of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Russian composer Grigory Frid. Based on the original text of the famous diary Anne kept as she hid with her family in the attic of her father’s Amsterdam office building between 1942 and 1944, this monodramatic opera in 21 scenes is a deeply moving self-portrait of a spirited young girl — her will to remain courageous in the face of unimaginable fear, her joy at the sight of a blue sky, her budding attraction for Peter, her remarkable sense of humor, and her unending hope for freedom — until her story was tragically cut short. We are proud to feature an all-female creative team, including Rachel Policar (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene) in the title role of Anne Frank, and pianist Tina Davis (Artist Faculty in Piano at the University of Southern Maine). Join us May 5th and 7th at 7 PM, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. For tickets, visit