Directed by D. Candis Paule, the cast features Matthew Arkin, Amanda Sitton, Phil Johnson and Rebecca Myer.
"Sid Silver wants to bring Anne Frank's story to America, and he believes he's the right man to adapt it for the stage," according to press notes. "But his passion spirals into a lifelong obsession when a New York publisher reveals its own plans for one of the most enduring documents of the 20th century."
Compulsion has been performed at Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep and New York's Public Theater.
North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. For tickets, priced $13-$18, call (858) 481-1055.