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Otto Frank

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redfern Arts Center
229 Main St
Keene, NH

 

Roger Guenveur Smith will perform a new solo theatrical exploration of the story and legacy of Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, at The Redfern Arts Center in Keene on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. This will be the first public presentation of the new work, and the performance is threaded with a series of community events planned for late October offering a focus on legacy of Anne Frank and her family.

Smith blends history and performance in a piece about the man who survives the Holocaust and chooses to share his family’s experiences through his daughter’s famous diary. As a steward of his daughter’s legacy, Otto Frank navigated loss, adolescent ambition, the criticism of those who questioned his motivations, the authenticity of the diary, and even the Holocaust itself.

Anne Frank would have turned 90 years old this year had she survived.

Trained as a historian before becoming a theater maker, Smith is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. Theater roles include his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story. Film credits include Spike Lee films Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, and He Got Game. He was nominated for the Screen Actors’ Guild Award for his work in American Gangster.

Smith will participate in a post-performance talkback and reception in the Redfern’s Main Lobby. The Redfern will also co-host A Conversation with Roger Guenveur Smith on October 18 at 12 pm. The conversation, facilitated by Celia Rabinowitz, will explore Smith’s interest in Otto Frank, his creative process, and how this story finds relevance in our present times.

Additional October events presented in conjunction with Otto Frank include the dedication ceremony for the new Cohen Center and Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department spaces on Sunday, October 20 from 2 to 4 pm with speakers, mini-lectures, and an exhibit of photos taken by an official photographer at the Nuremberg trials. This event is free and open to the public.

On October 21 at 7 p.m., the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts Mr. Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

For a full schedule of Redfern performances visit keene.edu/arts/redfern

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 603-358-2168, and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 5 pm.



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A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Otto Frank

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redfern Arts Center
229 Main St
Keene, NH

 

Roger Guenveur Smith will perform a new solo theatrical exploration of the story and legacy of Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, at The Redfern Arts Center in Keene on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. This will be the first public presentation of the new work, and the performance is threaded with a series of community events planned for late October offering a focus on legacy of Anne Frank and her family.

Smith blends history and performance in a piece about the man who survives the Holocaust and chooses to share his family’s experiences through his daughter’s famous diary. As a steward of his daughter’s legacy, Otto Frank navigated loss, adolescent ambition, the criticism of those who questioned his motivations, the authenticity of the diary, and even the Holocaust itself.

Anne Frank would have turned 90 years old this year had she survived.

Trained as a historian before becoming a theater maker, Smith is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. Theater roles include his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story. Film credits include Spike Lee films Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, and He Got Game. He was nominated for the Screen Actors’ Guild Award for his work in American Gangster.

Smith will participate in a post-performance talkback and reception in the Redfern’s Main Lobby. The Redfern will also co-host A Conversation with Roger Guenveur Smith on October 18 at 12 pm. The conversation, facilitated by Celia Rabinowitz, will explore Smith’s interest in Otto Frank, his creative process, and how this story finds relevance in our present times.

Additional October events presented in conjunction with Otto Frank include the dedication ceremony for the new Cohen Center and Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department spaces on Sunday, October 20 from 2 to 4 pm with speakers, mini-lectures, and an exhibit of photos taken by an official photographer at the Nuremberg trials. This event is free and open to the public.

On October 21 at 7 p.m., the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts Mr. Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

For a full schedule of Redfern performances visit keene.edu/arts/redfern

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 603-358-2168, and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 5 pm.



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Otto Frank

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redfern Arts Center
229 Main St
Keene, NH

 

Roger Guenveur Smith will perform a new solo theatrical exploration of the story and legacy of Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, at The Redfern Arts Center in Keene on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. This will be the first public presentation of the new work, and the performance is threaded with a series of community events planned for late October offering a focus on legacy of Anne Frank and her family.

Smith blends history and performance in a piece about the man who survives the Holocaust and chooses to share his family’s experiences through his daughter’s famous diary. As a steward of his daughter’s legacy, Otto Frank navigated loss, adolescent ambition, the criticism of those who questioned his motivations, the authenticity of the diary, and even the Holocaust itself.

Anne Frank would have turned 90 years old this year had she survived.

Trained as a historian before becoming a theater maker, Smith is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. Theater roles include his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story. Film credits include Spike Lee films Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, and He Got Game. He was nominated for the Screen Actors’ Guild Award for his work in American Gangster.

Smith will participate in a post-performance talkback and reception in the Redfern’s Main Lobby. The Redfern will also co-host A Conversation with Roger Guenveur Smith on October 18 at 12 pm. The conversation, facilitated by Celia Rabinowitz, will explore Smith’s interest in Otto Frank, his creative process, and how this story finds relevance in our present times.

Additional October events presented in conjunction with Otto Frank include the dedication ceremony for the new Cohen Center and Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department spaces on Sunday, October 20 from 2 to 4 pm with speakers, mini-lectures, and an exhibit of photos taken by an official photographer at the Nuremberg trials. This event is free and open to the public.

On October 21 at 7 p.m., the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts Mr. Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

For a full schedule of Redfern performances visit keene.edu/arts/redfern

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 603-358-2168, and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 5 pm.



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