The Hiding Place portrays the true story of a Dutch family who selflessly hid Jews during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. The original film released in 1975 has captured the hearts of audiences across the world and throughout the years of its existence. A.D. Players’ very own founder Jeanette Clift George was cast in the film as Corrie ten Boom and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award for her outstanding performance. The world premiere of The Hiding Place in September pays tribute in many ways to the late founder.
Artistic Director Kevin Dean remembers the enormous impact that Jeanette Clift George’s opportunity to depict Corrie ten Boom left on her life and the impact that Jeanette Clift George left on his life. Dean is honored to direct this play that was so influential in George’s life and in the lives of meany audience members.
Dean also encourages audiences to let this play serve as a reminder of how we can be the change in a culture with so much divisiveness and hatred. He hopes that the selfless actions of the ten Boom family will encourage us to forget our differences and to create change for the better.
Playwright A. S. Peterson is responsible for adapting The Hiding Place film into this unforgettable play and has joined A.D. Players during rehearsals. Actress Nan Gurley is cast as Corrie ten Boom. Her extensive and impressive experience combined with the ingenious script combines to convey an unforgettable performance.
The Hiding Place premieres of September 13th with show times on Wednesday-Thursday and preview performances on September 11th and 12th. The show will run until October 13th. Showtimes and tickets are available online or by calling 713-526-2721.
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