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“Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies” Historical Character Performance

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The West Pasco County Genealogical Society (WPCGS) is pleased to welcome actress, playwright and storyteller Nan Colton to its February genealogical event. Ms. Colton will give a historical character performance and presentation of “Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies.” Colton’s performance will be included in the monthly Society gathering on Wednesday, February 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, Florida 34667.

Colton, who has performed professionally on U.S. and international stages, will present an overview of the Frank family and the Dutch people’s humanitarian efforts in Nazi-occupied Holland. The presentation will be an engaging solo performance by Colton that delves into the life and times of Miep Gies, who was an integral member of the team that hid eight Jewish people, including Anne Frank and her family, in Amsterdam during World War II. Gies worked as a secretary in the office of Otto Frank. While millions of people know about Anne Frank, far fewer are aware of Miep Gies, the woman who sustained Frank and her family. The actions of Miep have had a special and enduring impact on history. Were it not for Miep Gies, the world would never have met Anne Frank. An interactive question and answer period will follow the performance.

The cost of the performance is $7.00 for non-members; for current Society members in good standing, the performance is free of charge. To ensure seating and materials availability, please register via text to 727-271-0770 or email: [email protected].

About Nan Colton

Nan Colton, the owner of Solo Productions, is a full-time professional actress, playwright, director, and writer who has performed and lectured on stages in South Africa, Great Britain and throughout North America. She brings to life passionate, live portraits of remarkable, real-life women, and depicts historically accurate tales of their fascinating lives. Colton personally researches, scripts, produces and performs each of the characterizations, written to explain the art, artists and historical personages.

A native of South Africa and current resident of South Florida, she created Solo Productions in 1995 and she has committed her talents to create and present theatrical solo performances and workshops that are interactive, educative and entertaining. Nan is the Performing-Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. She has expanded her reach to include corporate events, professional organizations, libraries, universities, and retirement communities. She is available to perform one of her repertoires of more than 45 historical characters, seeking to stir the imagination about each character’s life and inspiration and to educate her audience about historical periods and events.


February 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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West Pasco County Genealogy Society


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