Bruce Weitz and Linda Purl to Star in Rubicon's Diary of Anne Frank

News   Bruce Weitz and Linda Purl to Star in Rubicon's Diary of Anne Frank Bruce Weitz, who played Sgt. Mick Belker on "Hill Street Blues," will play Mr. Frank, and Linda Purl will play Mrs. Van Daan in the Rubicon Theatre Company's production of The Diary of Anne Frank from March 8-April 1, with an opening on March 10.

James O'Neil directs Wendy Kesselman's adaptation of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on Frank's famed Holocaust diary. The cast also includes Karyl Lynn Burns (Mrs. Frank) and Lauren Patten (Anne Frank). More casting is to be announced.

Scenic and lighting design is by Thomas Giamario, and costume design is by Alex Jaeger.

Weitz was nominated for an Emmy six times for "Hill Street Blues" and won once. He also received one nomination each for the ABC miniseries "Baby M" and the NBC series "Midnight Caller." He has appeared on Broadway playing both Biff and Happy in Death of a Salesman opposite George C. Scott and playing Brisby in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel opposite Al Pacino. His other stage credits include Thieves; Norman, Is That You?; Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire du Lune; and Light up the Sky. His films credits include "Deep Impact."

Purl's stage credits include the Broadway productions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and numerous L.A. and regional productions. Her television credits include a stint as Fonzie's fiancee Ashley Pfister on "Happy Days" and as Charlene Matlock on "Matlock." Her film credits include "Mighty Joe Young."

Rubicon Theatre Company was founded in 1998 by O’Neil and Burns. Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 E. Main Street (at the corner of Main and Laurel) in Ventura, CA. For tickets call (805) 667-2900. For more information visit www.rubicontheatre.org.