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Your weekly theater roundup: Sherlock, Anne Frank, and more

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Anne Frank (Lily Palmersheim) writes in the diary she received for her 13th birthday in 1942. The musings of the young teen provide a lasting window into her family's two years in hiding with four other Jews in a secret annex in Amsterdam during the Nazi scourge of World War II.
Struttmann Photo Anne Frank (Lily Palmersheim) writes in the diary she received for her 13th birthday in 1942. The musings of the young teen provide a lasting window into her family's two years in hiding with four other Jews in a secret annex in Amsterdam during the Nazi scourge of World War II. "The Diary of Anne Frank" continues through March 25 at Theatre Cedar Rapids.

OPENING

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Friday (3/16) to March 24 @ Washington Community Center

Written by Ken Ludwig, this tale follows the Holmes and Watson they investigate a family curse that threatens the life of the newest heir to the Baskerville fortune. Profits will benefit the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition. Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; Washington Community Center, 2227 250th St., Washington, Iowa. Tickets: $6 to $12, Facebook.com/pg/HarpPlayers/events/ or Web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34535

WINNIE-THE-POOH

March 23 and 24 @ Young Footliters Youth Theatre, Coralville

Travel to the Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, and the Bear of Very Little Brain himself, Pooh, on their adventures involving bees, balloons, boats and birthdays. Times: 7 p.m. Friday (3/23), 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday (3/24), Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St., Coralville. Tickets: $10 to $15, (319) 248-9370 or Coralvillearts.org

ONGOING

APPLES IN WINTER

To Sunday (3/18) @ Riverside Theatre, Iowa City

Miriam is a mom and pie maker, and tonight she is making a pie for her son. It will be the last time she will do this for him. This Smith Prize-winning play by Jennifer Fawcett is about mothers and sons, how we care for each other, and how to make a really good apple pie. It’s also a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Tickets: $18 to $30, Riverside Box Office, (319) 338-7672 or Riversidetheatre.org/applesinwinter

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

To March 25 @ Theatre Cedar Rapids

Anne Frank emerges from history in this impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, the play captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence — their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 Third St. SE. Tickets: $22 to $33, TCR Box Office, (319) 3660-8591 or Theatrecr.org

RELATED EVENTS

Beyond The Stage

This year’s Linge Series productions at Theatre Cedar Rapids are “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Bent.” These plays and community Beyond the Stage affiliated events bring focus to World War II, the Holocaust, and past and present discrimination and persecution of people based on religion, sexual orientation, gender, race or creed. The following discussions are free. Details: Theatrecr.org/attend/beyondthestage/

l Tuesday (3/20): 6 to 8 p.m.: Panel Discussion: “The Pink Triangle: Historic Injustice and Present-Day Challenges for the LGBT Community, Family, Friends, and Allies,” Grandon Studio, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Moderator: Matthew James, director of “Bent.”

Michael Bornstein, Auschwitz death camp survivor and author of “Survivor’s Club, will speak and sign copies of his book at the following events:

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l April 16, 7 p.m.: Community Yom Hashoah Service, Mount Mercy University Chapel, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids

l April 17, 1 p.m.: Ballantyne Auditorium, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids

l April 17, 7 p.m.: Hall-Perrine of Thomas Commons, Cornell College, 600 First St., Mount Vernon

l April 18, 1 p.m.: Coe College, Sinclair Auditorium, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids

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