WHO'S WHO IN 'THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK': PART THREE, THE VAN DAANS

As a young Anne Frank, unaware of what her future held during the time she was in hiding during WWII with her family in Amsterdam, wrote in her diary she used pseudonyms when writing about certain people. Her father's business partner, Mr. Van Pels, and his wife became 'The Van Daans' in her famous journal. The two, along with their son, joined The Frank Family during the Nazi invasion. 

In The Media Theatre's production of the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Jesse Cline, Scott Langdon and Anne Connors portray The Van Daans.  Langdon received critical acclaim portraying King Arthur in "Spamalot" recently. He and Connors also shared the stage in "Mame" last spring.


Langdon was seen in his one man show "A Christmas Carol" at Media as well following the run of "Spamalot". In the Philly region, he has been seen at The Walnut Street Theatre as Charlie Cowell in "The Music Man" and as Dr. Ackerman in "Love Story, The Musical". He's also performed in "Baby Case", "The Sound of Music", "1776", "The Who's Tommy", and "The Crucible". He is a graduate of Oklahoma City University. He's been a featured soloist in Vienna and Graz, Austria with the orchestras of Dallas and Tulsa. 


Anne Connors has portrayed several iconic leading female roles in classic musicals including Sally Bowles in "Cabaret", Charity in "Sweet Charity", and "Mame". Other credits include Babette in "Beauty and the Beast", Bombalurina in "Cats", April in "Company" and Jessica in "Curtains". On the big screen, she's been seen in the movies "Girl Interrupted", "A Chorus Line", and "Penn and Teller Get Killed". Daytime television audiences may remember her in "One Life to Live" and "All My Children". 


In Media's production, the role of their son Peter is portrayed by two teen actors who each perform three or four times per week: Austy Hicks and Owen Mannion. You may find information regarding the teen actors in an earlier blog post. 

To see "The Diary of Anne Frank" which plays through February 16 visit mediatheatre.org for tickets or call 610-891-0100.







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