Donald Ely

Compulsion or the House Behind

June 5 – 28, 2020
Presented by: Theater J
Venue: Edlavitch DCJCC
Tickets · $34-64
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Sid Silver is a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But is the manuscript a work of art? A cultural treasure? Or simply a valuable product? As he fights for the diary’s publication and the rights to adapt it into a play, Silver’s idealism turns to fanaticism, and his good intentions may prove to be his undoing. A fascinating, semi-fictional story about one forgotten writer’s battle for one extraordinary girl’s diary. Starring Paul Morella.

“Absorbing… a fascinating, multilayered tale. “

—The New York Times


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