WHO'S WHO IN 'DIARY OF ANNE FRANK', PART FOUR: THE FRIENDS
Terence Gleeson portrays Kraler in director Jesse Cline's production of the legendary play "The Diary of Anne Frank", now on stage through February 16. Kraler (real name Kugler) was the kind man who led the Frank Family to safety. It is he and Mr. Frank's secretary Miep Gies (played by Sarah Lynn Dewey) who care for the group while they are awaiting the end of WWII.
Miep's dentist, Mr. Dussell, is played by P. Brendan Mulvey. Dussell's real name was Fritz Pfeffer, but the precocious Anne Frank found him to be a bit hard to deal with at times and used the pseudonym for him in her diary, which roughly translates to 'idiot'. In the Wendy Kesselman adaptation of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's play it is Dussell who often lends a bit of levity to the tense proceedings.
|P. Brendan Mulvey, who portrays Dussell|
|Actor P. Brendan Mulvey as he accepted the Walter M. Strine, Sr. Award during the 2012 Gala at Media Theatre. He stands on stage with Jesse Cline, Artistic Director|
|Terence Gleeson who is Kraler in the show|
|Miep Gies is played by Sarah Lynn Dewey|
For tickets to "The Diary of Anne Frank" at The Media Theatre, which is a rare non-musical production for Artistic Director Jesse Cline, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. The show plays through Sunday, February 16.