Anne Frank Lives!

ANNE, a 33-year-old woman in 1962, informs us that she is Anne Frank, having survived the camps, unbeknownst to the world—although her being an inmate in The Rockland Psychiatric Center leaves the audience unsure. She is visited by the spirits of others from the annex, and writes so convincingly to OTTO Frank that he comes to see her, but is unsure about her real identity. Over the course of the play, ANNE comes to terms with who she is and makes a choice that recognizes the importance of the historic Anne Frank to the world and the importance of becoming the writer she always dreamed of being.
Format: Full Length Drama
Character breakdown

ANNE A 33-year-old woman who may or may not be Anne Frank

GUNTHER Anne’s therapist

OTTO Anne Frank’s 73-year-old father

MARGOT/NURSE Anne Frank’s sister, at the age Anne last saw her / A nurse

PETER/FDR Anne Frank’s love interest in the annex, at the age Anne last saw him / An inmate who believes he’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt

EDITH/MARIE Anne Frank’s mother, at the age Anne last saw her / An inmate who believes she is Marie Antoinette


Original or Prominent Production: NY Summerfest, Hudson Guild Theater, July 10, 14, 15, 2018
Original Source Material: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:
 Lawrence Kessenich
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