The Fayette on the Page 2010 grand finale is coming up. It all happens on Thursday, Sept. 30, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library.
The library meeting room will be transformed into a theatrical café, where live music and luscious free desserts lead into a live, full-cast reading of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based upon “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The production is directed by Fayetteville resident and Clayton State University theatre student Kalani Fraser.
The directing gig is just the latest accomplishment in what has been a very busy 2010 for Fraser. A Dean’s List student at Clayton State, she has previously been a part of the Clayton Tour Team, an outreach program of the Clayton State Theatre program that performs for audiences of Clayton County public school high school students. She also took part in another reading, this time as one of the performers, in Philip DePoy’s newest play, “Stealing Dixie.” Her latest role was as a schizophrenic, performing before a group of Clayton State Sociology students as part of a class project.
“(This is a) fine effort on the part of one of our best students,” says DePoy, who’s also the director of the Clayton State Theatre, of Fraser’s work with the Library.
Following the Sept. 30 performance, the floor will open for audience question-and-answer and discussion with the cast and director.
This entertaining and thought-provoking evening caps off the third annual “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” — five months of library programs centered on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” People across Fayette County have been reading the book, and film screenings, book discussions and journaling workshops at the library have gotten them thinking and talking about what they’ve read.
For more information on the staged reading of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” contact the Fayette County Public Library at (770) 461-8841.