In Anne, A New Play, Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter re-imagine Anne Frank’s story with an alternate path many wish we could’ve seen come true — the writer safe, alive and well living in a post-war world. After meeting a publisher interested in her story, the Holocaust survivor looks back on her years hidden away with her family during the Nazi occupation with a new, more embellished perspective that we never saw in historical accounts of her life. The novel production immerses the audience and actors into what they say feels like the same “dramatic plane,” bringing a realism and power to the show that’s been getting accolades from the theater community. Directed by Eve Brandstein, the play is produced by Tony Award-nominee Suzi Dietz and adapted for American audiences by Nick Blaemire from a translation by Susan Massotty. It was just extended through August 5 and plays Sundays and Mondays.
Simon Wiesenthal Center in the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson; Sun., July 28 & Aug. 4, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m., Mon. July 29 & Aug 5, 8 p.m.; $40. museumoftolerance.com.