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8 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, July 28, 2014 www.times.co.nz Have your say to help create the world’s most liveable city. shapeauckland.co.nz facebook.com/HowickLB For more information, phone 09 301 0101 Have your say to help create the world’s most OG_AC2865P_HPT_1 We need your help to make our area a great place to live, work and play. Read our draft Local Board Plan and tell us what you think about our plans for the next three years, including: • creating a new community at Flat Bush by developing the Ormiston Town Centre, with a multi-use community building, library and aquatic centre • partnering with Auckland Transport to provide better roads and public transport • making sure new, and existing, sports facilities are developed to be multi-purpose and used to their full potential. Read the plan online at shapeauckland.co.nz Hard copies are available from selected libraries and service centres. We need your feedback by 6 August. Help shape the Howick area 122687 PHOTOS FOR SALE Thousands of photos from all our publications are available for purchase via our website. Go to www.times.co.nz/photos and click on your chosen image for ordering details. www.times.co.nz/photos Need a Hearing Aid but Can’t Afford it? Well now you can! www.a1hearing.co.nz 123052-V4 HISTORICAL TALE: Starring in Macleans College’s stage production of the play The Diary of Anne Frank are pupils Demi Viljoen, left, and Kieran Bevan. Photo supplied Retelling war horror ACAST of young East Auckland school pupils is bringing to life the story of a young Jew- ish girl’s traumatic journey during World War II. Macleans College’s stage pro- duction of the play The Diary of Anne Frank plays at the school in Bucklands Beach from tomorrow to Thursday. The play is written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and has been newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. It’s directed locally by the school’s head of drama and dance, Anton Bentley. The production features Macleans College pupil Demi Vil- joen as 14-year-old Anne Frank, who lived with her family in the Netherlands during the Second World War. Anne kept a diary from June 1942 to August 1944 while hiding from the Nazis during the German occupation of her country. She and her family were eventu- ally discovered and sent to concen- tration camps. Anne and her sister Margot Frank were later transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, where they died in March 1945. The only member of Anne’s fam- ily to survive was her father Otto Frank, played in the school stage production by pupil Kieran Bevan. Mr Bentley says the diary Anne Frank kept while in hiding is a reminder of the global need for “hope, love and peace in a world torn by war”. “This powerful adaptation presents her as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl,” he says. “She confronts her rapidly chang- ing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination.” Mr Bentley says the play focuses on the struggle experienced by Anne and seven others while hiding from the Nazis in a storage attic’s concealed annex in Amsterdam. “It captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence, including their fear, hope, laughter and grief,” he says. “Each day of the two dark years Anne was in the attic annex her voice shines through in her diary. “This new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank should be seen by students and teachers alike.” The stage production of The Diary of Anne Frank publicly plays from tomorrow to this Thursday at Macleans College, 2 Macleans Road, Bucklands Beach. The shows are at 7.30pm. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for chil- dren and students. To book, phone the school office on 535-2620, and they’re available at the door if not sold out.
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