Royal Manitoba Theatre to Present THE SECRET ANNEX

Royal Manitoba Theatre to Present THE SECRET ANNEX

Can we rewrite the past? In her compelling and provocative new play, Manitoba playwright Alix Sobler contemplates the life Anne Frank may have lived had she survived the Holocaust, and explores what would happen to her now-famous diary.

After surviving the war and emigrating to America, 25-year-old Anne is ready to start a new chapter in New York City. Eager to publish a memoir of her time in hiding, Anne is sure it will launch her career as a writer. But when the only interested publisher demands drastic rewrites, Anne questions the meaning of her new life. Why did she survive, if not to share stories?

THE SECRET ANNEX stars Tal Gottfried as Anne Frank, Andrew Cecon as Peter Van Pels, Kevin Kruchkywich as Michael Stein, Jennifer Lyon as Virginia Belair and Daria Puttaert as Margot Frank.

The creative team includes Director Heidi Malazdrewich, Set & Costume Designer Charlotte Dean, Lighting Designer Larry Isacoff, Sound Designer Michael Wright, Accent Designer & Coach Shannon Vickers, Stage Manager Melissa Novecosky and Apprentice Stage Manager Airyn Lancaster.

Tickets for THE SECRET ANNEX start at $20 plus GST. For showtimes and ticket information, call the MTC Box Office at 204-942-6537, toll-free at 1-877-446-4500 or visit www.mtc.mb.ca. Are you 21 and under? A limited number of $15 rush tickets are available at noon on the day of the performance, unless the performance is sold out. For more information, visit www.mtc.mb.ca/rush.

MTC is grateful for the generous support of THE SECRET ANNEX production sponsor The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, and Tom Hendry Warehouse season sponsor BMO Financial Group.

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