Michalle Wootton (left) as Anne Frank and Aaron Davis as Peter in "The Diary of Anne Frank."
Michalle Wootton and Aaron Davis have the lead roles in Bellevue Christian High School's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, with performances Nov. 15, 16, 17, and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
Michalle, a senior at Bellevue Christian, is the daughter of Judy and Mike Wootton of Woodinville. She will play the role of Anne in the historical account of a Jewish teenager's hiding and ultimate capture by the Nazis. Michalle has been in all of the BCS productions since her freshman year and has also appeared in the Northshore-Shoreline Community production of Hello Dolly.
Aaron, also a senior, is the son of Mark and Susan Davis of Bothell. He will play the part of Peter in the play. He has had leading roles in the school productions of Our Town and You Can't Take It With You.
The play is part of the school's recognition of the liberation of Nazi prison camps fifty years ago. A special feature of the commemoration will be the appearance of Meip Gies, 86, of Amsterdam, who will speak after the Saturday matinee. She is the only remaining survivor from the Anne Frank story. She was responsible for safely hiding the Frank family from Nazi capture for 2 years in Amsterdam.
Also, Holocaust survivors will be available at each performance to answer questions and a portion of the Washington Holocaust Society's exhibit will be on display.
Artwork by BCS junior and senior high art students portraying their perceptions of life as a teenager in Nazi Germany will be shown.
Tickets are $6 adults; $5 students/seniors, at the door or by reservation. Special group performances for schools and churches are available. Call 788-3483 for information.