The Jewish Community Center is presenting a one-woman play to help the public prepare for the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"After Anne Frank" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive in York Township.
In the play, actress Carol Lempert plays 12 different characters. Through these characters, Lempert details the experiences she has had from portraying three different roles in several theater productions of "The Diary of Anne Frank," based on the writings of a Jewish teenager who was a victim of the Holocaust.
"We're very excited about this," said Linda Seligson, the JCC's cultural and contemporary adult director. "It's quite an opportunity for a community our size to have someone of this caliber to come here."
Lempert, who lives in New York, has performed in theaters in the city and in Canada, according to her website, www.carollempert.com.
She has appeared on several television shows and movies in the U.S., including the movie "Bless the Child," the ABC/Disney film "Santa Who?" and the ABC soap opera "All My Children."
Lempert has acted in several "The Diary of Anne Frank" theater productions, playing the roles of Anne Frank, Anne Frank's sister and Edith Frank, their mother.
In "After Anne Frank," Lempert interweaves stories of those experiences with oral history of her uncle, who is a Holocaust survivor.
Lempert's play is free to the public as a gift from the local Ohev Sholom Congregation in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, which is April 7.
"Through this play, we hope (the audience receives) a better understanding of the Holocaust," Seligson said. "The ultimate hope is always never again, that this never happens again."
See the play: "After Anne Frank" by Carol Lempert will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive in York Township.
The event is free. For information, call the JCC at 843-0918.
--Reach Eyana Adah McMil lan at emcmillan@yorkdis patch.com.