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By Gini Davis
The Chronicle 

Holocaust hits home for teen doubter in 'Anne Frank and Me'


January 16, 2020

Gini Davis/The Chronicle

After being transported back in time to German-occupied WWII France, where she finds herself a member of the Bernhardt family, modern teenager Nicole Burns (Katie McKillop) – wearing the requisite yellow star marking her as a Jew – visits with "boyfriend" Jacques (Alec Jenkins) in the Bernhardts' apartment during the CHS drama club production, "Anne Frank and Me."

CRESWELL - The first drama production of the school year was an ambitious undertaking in theme and execution, but students proved up to the task in presenting their thought-provoking play "Anne Frank and Me," directed by Creswell High School teacher and drama club advisor Gary Jones, on Jan. 9 and 11.

"Taking on the subject of the Holocaust (and Holocaust deniers) can be quite challenging, and the kids did a great job," Jones said, adding that he'd become "emotional" and had "gotten goosebumps" even during rehearsals.

By turns humorous, serious and chilling, the play focuses on modern-day t...

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