26 Mar – 7 Apr 2012
Written by Ad de Bont
Translated by Rina Vergano
Directed by Ben Kidd
“Are you Anne Frank? You’re different from how I imagined”
“Prettier or uglier?”
“Dunno. Just different. More old-fashioned.”
An attic in Amsterdam. 1943. A house in modern-day Albania. Anne Frank and Zef Bunga both live in fear of being discovered. Anne is hiding from Nazi troops, Zef is trapped at home in a society where families avenge one death with another.
But they meet in a different world, and discover connections neither expects – a love of stories, battles with parents who have forgotten what it is to be young, and anger at inheriting a life you didn’t choose.
The Salberg Studio will be transformed into an aerial playground for the English language premiere of this acclaimed new play. In an energetic, visually striking and warmly funny production, two young people play, flirt and attempt to figure out a complex world with only each other as guides.
‘Anne and Zef’ won the prestigious Dutch-German Award for Theatre for Young Audience in 2010. This production is the winner of the 2011 Young Angels Theatremakers Award.