Birmingham--Heather Burgess will be a senior at The Altamont School this fall. Somehow she managed to get through years of classes without ever having to read The Diary of Anne Frank. Until she was cast as a young holocaust denier in a play called Anne Frank and Me.
The award-winning play opens tonight at Children's Dance Foundation in Homewood. It follows a modern teenager named Nicole Burns. Through a series of events she ends up meeting Anne Frank on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Heather Burgess and director Charla Cochran talked with WBHM's Tanya Ott about the challenges of tackling such an emotional topic with young actors.
Anne Frank and Me runs through Sunday at Children's Dance Foundation.
~ Tanya Ott, June 24, 2010.