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posted: 3/19/2014 7:09 PM

'Anne Frank,' 'Doubt' part of Writers new season

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As work begins on Writers Theatre's new home, officials from the Glencoe theater announced Wednesday the three plays of their new season.

The productions will be split, with the first two staged at the 50-seat Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave., and the last at Glencoe United Church, 263 Park Ave.

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The season begins Sept. 2 with Lucas Hnath's "Isaac's Eye." The play re-imagines the life of a young Isaac Newton and runs through Dec. 7.

Next will be "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The play focuses on life in the secret annex where Anne's family and others hid during the Holocaust. It runs Feb. 24, 2015, to May 31, 2015. Glencoe United Church makes a fitting setting for John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt: A Parable," depicting the battle between a conservative nun and a young priest facing accusations of misconduct in the 1960s. It runs May 5 through July 12, 2015.

Subscription packages cost $135 to $180. Visit the box office at 321 Park Avenue, Glencoe, call (847) 242-6000 or go to writerstheatre.org.

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