‘Anne Frank’ Holocaust drama recast, with illegals on run from ICE
Anne Frank. A production based on her famed Holocaust diary aims for contemporary relevance by casting the drama as one of an immigrant family’s evasion of ICE agents. (Wikimedia)
A new stage production of “The Diary Of Anne Frank” reimagines the heart-wrenching Holocaust tale as an illegal immigrant family’s struggle to elude Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Los Angeles, according to a report.
The new adaptation, which will have a limited run at the Dorie Theater in L.A. and is to open on Sept. 6, is being directed by Stan Zimmerman, a “Roseanne” writer from the sitcom’s original run, according to Broadway World.
“We are not changing the Nazi characters to ICE agents in our upcoming production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,'” producer Anne Kathryn Parma told Fox News in a statement Saturday. “This will be a word-for-word presentation of the 1997 Broadway script. We are, however, re-imagining the setting with LatinX families reading the play from their Safe House. This new staging was inspired by the true story of a Jewish woman in Los Angeles.”