To many people, Anne Frank is the young voice of the tragedies of the holocaust and a symbol of strength and heroism. Anne’s story is one that must never be forgotten and should be kept alive in any medium possible to reach audiences and to remind us of the insidious dangers of discrimination.
Based on the collected works and texts of her original diaries, a new play titled ‘ANNE’, written by bestselling Dutch Jewish novelist Leon de Winter and his wife Jessica Durlacher, will be on permanent programming at the specially constructed Theater Amsterdam. The play was developed at the request of the Basel-based Anne Frank Fonds, founded by Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank in 1963. The foundation developed the script and supervised its historical accuracy. The play will offer a detailed look into the less widely known elements of Anne’s life, not only during her days of hiding but also of the family’s ordeals after their seizure.
The play will debut on the 8th of May 2014, coinciding with the official opening of the Theater Amsterdam. A multilingual translation system has been implemented allowing simultaneous translation into 7 different languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.
Tickets are set to be priced from €35 to €75 for adults and €20 to €60 for ages up to 16 years old depending on seating arrangements. You can also have a meal before the play. Meal prices are not included in the ticket purchase. Royalties from tickets will go toward the Anne Frank Fonds educational work and charity projects for Jewish and non-Jewish causes.
Canal Company will be providing special boat transfer from Amsterdam central station to the Theater Amsterdam. Return tickets for the boat will be €8.50 per person.
For more information & ticket reservations visit http://www.theateramsterdam.nl/en/
For information about the Anne Frank Fonds visit http://www.annefrank.ch/foundation.html