The Second Street Players will kick off its fall theater season with a departure from the recent laughter-inducing antics of this summer's "Run for Your Wife" with a serious look at one of the Holocaust's most famous casualties, Anne Frank, and the diary she left behind.

The diary, a staple of many education curriculums, details the Frank family's saga as they hid for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

"The Diary of Anne Frank" will run the last two weekends of September and also includes a special dinner theater performance on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Here's what to know before you go.

1. Reservations required

The dinner theater production of Anne Frank's life kicks off just a short stroll from the home of the Second Street Players at The Georgia House and features an all-you-can-eat buffet. Dinner will be served upstairs in the private dining room, allowing theatergoers to mix and mingle before the curtain opens down the street at 8 p.m. A cash bar will also be available.

However, the restaurant will need a head count and are asking patrons to reserve their spots by Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets can be ordered by calling (302) 422-0220 or by visiting

2 Dinner is not a must

The special Sept. 22 dinner theater performance does not have to include dinner. Regular tickets for Saturday night's performance will also be available for $17 per person with senior, students and military receiving a $1 discount.

3 Beyond the book

The adaptation that SSP will perform will be a little different than the popular schoolbook many are used to.

This version, which debuted on Broadway in 1997, includes newly discovered writings from Anne Frank while also weaving in real survivor accounts for an impassioned and comprehensive version of the lives of Jews persecuted under Nazi rule during World War II. The Broadway production also went on to receive two Tony Award nominations, including "best revival of a play."