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Diary of Anne Frank《安妮日記》English play with Chinese subtitles

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DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 《安妮日記》

A play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

A co-production of Butterfly Effect Theatre Co. and 駐台北以色列經濟文化辦事處 Israel Economic and Cultural Office In Taipei

Friday12/1 8pm THE LAB
Sat 12/2 2:30pm THE LAB
Sat 12/2 8pm THE LAB
Sun 12/3 2:30pm THE LAB
general admission 800NT

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About The Show

安妮·弗兰克(Anne Frank)是德籍犹太人。她留下来的日记使她名闻遐迩。15岁死于贝尔根─贝尔森集中营,她的日记成为二次大战期间纳粹消灭犹太人的最佳见证,日记中展现了惊人的勇气与毅力。

  安妮出生于德国的法兰克福,是奥图法兰克(Otto Frank)一家的小女儿,家中还有母亲艾迪斯(Edith Frank)姐姐玛格特(Margot Frank)。由于当时纳粹德国排饬犹太人风气日盛。父亲奥图便放弃于德国的事业而将家庭移至荷兰阿姆斯特丹。一家过著较为平顺的生活;但是1940年5月后,荷兰为德国攻占之后,荷兰的新统治者英夸特也将排犹法律于荷兰执行,1941年夏天安妮姐妹也因此转入犹太人学校就读。这段期间安妮开始写日记。

  但是在1944年8月4日,安妮一家由于有人密告的原因而被德国警察逮捕。数日后所有人被转送到荷兰的威斯第包克集中营,一个月后隐秘之家的八个人被转送到奥斯威辛集中营。之后,安妮与姐姐又被转送到贝尔根─贝尔森集中营,1945年3月姐妹都因伤寒死于营中,距离贝尔根─贝尔森集中营被英军解放不到两个月的时间。而其他隐密之家的成员除奥图之外,都死于集中营之中。

  安妮的日记由于公司女职员的保存而留了下来,之后公司的女职员又转交给生存下来的奥图法克,1947年安妮的日记便出版,成为珍贵的第一手资料。

  她的事迹后来被拍成电影--《The Diary of Anne Frank》(安妮日记)

In Protected content , in order to avoid arrest and deportation by the occupying Nazis, the Jewish Frank family, Ann, her parents, Otto and Edith, and her older sister, Margo, went into hiding in a secret annex above Otto's office in Amsterdam. Anne had recently been given a diary for her thirteenth birthday. For the 25 months that the Franks lived in the annex with four other desperate Jews, the introspective and talented Anne kept her diary. Tragically, they were all discovered by the Nazis and deported to the Nazi death camps where all but Anne's father, Otto, perished during the waning days of the Third Reich. Returning to Amsterdam after the Nazis were defeated, Frank was given the diary which had been retrieved by a Dutch friend who had been instrumental in helping the Franks to hide.

In Protected content , a new adaptation of the story by playwright Wendy Kesselmen featured a young Natalie Portman in her first starring role and was commended for its heightened realism and power. This adaptation incorporated newly available information on Anne, previously withheld from even the Diary publication and is the version which Butterfly Effect is presenting in early December.

Thirteen actors share the intimate stage space in this powerful and authentic portrait of a young girl clinging to hope in a time of tragedy.

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Critical Reception

An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember
-- The New York Post

A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears
-- Associated Press

One of the Year's Ten Best
--Time Magazine

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CREATIVE TEAM

Director Brook Hall
--Brook Hall has directed/produced more than 30 shows. As a freelance talent in Taiwan, he is responsible for the Asian premiere of the musical Anything Goes (a first for Taiwan, with guest Broadway performers) at the Taiwan National Theatre in Protected content again at Taiwan International Trade Center in Protected content . He also produced and directed SMOKEY JOES CAFE in the Nan Hai Center in Protected content HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Mandarin Language world premiere) at Hua Shan Cultural Center in Protected content . Other shows with Butterfly Effect in Taiwan include TITLE OF SHOW, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, WAIT UNTIL DARK, SYLVIA, SANTALAND DIARIES, THE BOMBITTY OF ERRORS, as well as hundreds of other films, dances, events, workshops, and productions.

DESIGNERS

Set Designer Chih Yi Yang --Graduated from Ecole Superiere de Arts et Techniques in Paris with a double major in Interior Architecture and Scenography, and she currently works as a freelance designer for several performance and exhibition spaces as well as interior design projects. Her previous designs for Butterfly Effect Theatre Company include: Ives Shorts, Wait Until Dark, and God of Carnage.

Costume Designer Jenna Robinette
--Has been working with director Brook Hall for many productions following the success of the musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch in Protected content . An active freelance designer since Protected content , Jenna has dressed fire dancers, musicians, brides, drag queens, and extraordinary real life characters in custom garments under her label Rice Society. Currently, you can find her working as the stylist for the sisters of MeiMeiWaWa Multimedia.

Sound Designer Anton Botes --Has been the resident composer and sound designer at Butterfly Effect theatre company since Protected content , where he has composed and designed for Tuesdays With Morrie, and his original score for Wait Until Dark was met with critical acclaim. Anton is active making music for movies, video games, websites, and other media productions. He has his own studio near Hsinchu.

Lighting Designer Zheng-Da Xie --Is a professional lighting designer and operator in Taiwan and abroad, working with over 30 local theatre and event companies. He is the founder of Blue Wind International Co. Ltd., a professional technical stage services company.

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CAST

Anne Frank- Camryn Rowe
Otto Frank- D.C. Rapier
Edith Frank- Sarah Brooks
Margot Frank- Sandra Li
Mrs. Van Daan- Deni Carson
Mr. Van Daan- Barry Hall
Peter Van Daan- Daniel Chang
Mr. Dussel- David Zen
Mr Kraler- Jason Little
Miep- Viola Wang
Swings: John Brownlie/ Dora Lo

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Mission

Since Protected content , Butterfly Effect Theatre Co. has been the hub of English language theatre in Taipei. It brings together people from Taiwan and all over the world to produce exciting, relevant theatre, serving as both a platform for local talent and as a showcase for the best of international theatre. Butterfly Effect Theatre Co.is a non-profit company sanctioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government.

有關【蝴蝶效應劇團】劇團自2013年起作為台北英文劇場的埠口,讓台灣與世界的人才聚在一起製作有趣的演出,提供給當地才一個自我展現的舞台,同時也展示世界最頂尖的戲劇作品。 【蝴蝶效應劇團】是由台北市文化局認證的非營利組織。
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