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Waynesburg University Players to perform “The Diary of Anne Frank”

The show will run Nov. 2 through 5

Micah Leith Oct 26, 2022

The Waynesburg University Players will present their annual fall play Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 5.

The performances will take place in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center and begin each evening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for University students and employees. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

This year’s play is “The Diary of Anne Frank.” It is based on Frank’s diary entries detailing her life in hiding from Nazi occupation during the Holocaust.

“‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ is the 1956 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama,” said Eddie Powers, director and professor of theatre. “I wanted to bring a heartfelt story of courage and hope to our audiences. I felt that since we have just come from [the] pandemic, some of our audience [members] could identify with Anne Frank and her family.”


Mr. Frank - Corey Tretinik, Waynesburg University alumnus, Class of 2021
Miep - Lauren Royesky, sophomore psychology major from Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Van Daan - Jayda Fyock, sophomore entrepreneurship major from Indiana, Pennsylvania
Mr. Van Daan - Thomas Faye, Waynesburg University alumnus, Class of 2020 and 2022 (MBA) 
Peter - Tyler Drum, freshman communication major from Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Frank - Tricia Sarada, junior psychology major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Margot - Riley Ellis, freshman pharmaceutical science major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Anne - Tess Marlin, senior psychology major from South Park, Pennsylvania
Mr. Kraler - Bruce Christensen, junior middle-level education major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mr. Dussel - Joseph Campbell, freshman marine biology major from Spring Creek, Pennsylvania

Assistant Director - Jon Rohlf, Waynesburg University, lecturer in theatre 
Stage Manager - Elyse Morgan, senior entertainment arts management major from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Assistant Stage Manager - Rachel Duncan, junior biblical and ministry studies major from Uledi, Pennsylvania

For more information, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or