Premiere of a new theatrical version of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

A new theatrical version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” is presented from June 16. The staging tries to show the viewer the way in which all the characters coexisted, the atmosphere of fear that was constantly breathed by avoiding being discovered and captured at all costs.

However, not everything on stage is tragic, there are aspects of the play carried out in a more entertaining way, funny to a certain extent, where the audience can laugh at times and as the play progresses, empathize with the characters, in particular, with the protagonist of the story, in his brief awakening towards adolescence.

Shows are on Thursdays at 8 pm, with special shows on Sundays, June 12 and 26; as well as on Sundays July 3, 17 and 31 at 6:30 pm at the “Carmen Montejo” Tepeyac Theater.

The story, known to millions of people around the world, is told by Anne Frank herself, a Jewish girl who, together with her family at the height of World War II, has to hide to escape persecution by the Nazis. She, along with seven other people, remains hidden in “the secret annex” of a building located in Amsterdam.

At that time he writes his personal diary, where he expresses his feelings, emotions and concerns that reveal not only his personality, but also that of the remaining 7 inhabitants who must live together 24 hours a day in extremely uncomfortable circumstances and in poor conditions.

Ana, the rest of the Franks and the Van Peels family had to live in hiding for two long years until they were discovered with fatal consequences for everyone, except for Ana’s father, Otto Frank, who was the only survivor. of the 8 locked up.

In the year of 1955 Albert Hackett and Francés Goodrich made the adaptation to the theater taken from the book written by Anne Frank herself, who is counted as one more victim who left World War II. Alejandro Medina decides to return to it on the Mexican scene in 2016 and in 2022 the company mounts it again, paying tribute to its founder and his scenic work, which today remains in force at the Tepeyac Carmen Montejo Theater.

Ana Frank’s diary features performances by Celestino Rodríguez, América Varela, Paula Rabanal, Ricardo Valdez, Gabriela Esquivel, Ada Luna, Max Estrella and Fabiola Moljo.