I had the chance to see “The Diary Of Anne Frank” at the Dan Pessano Theater at Clovis North. I could not help but think that the subject remains relevant today.
We continue to have a general apathy toward violent history. In light of all the injustices and persecutions still being committed, all under the guise of religion and righteousness, we need to raise awareness. The world still does not know about the religious persecution against Sikhs in India after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Such blatant injustices should incite and obligate us to do everything we can to prevent repetition.
I was impressed with the sensitivity and care that Clovis North drama teacher Joel Abels exercised in this play. All the performers spent time researching their roles; the respect and reverence was evident. These amazing youngsters have portrayed the characters with conviction, yet manage to not trivialize it.
I am honored that my daughter chose to be a part of something so integral and raw. I urge everyone to see the play, simply so we learn and take care not to repeat our mistakes. Let us learn from history and recognize “The Human Race as One.”