DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN Previews 10/13 At 13th Street Rep

By: Aug. 06, 2009
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Mary Shelly-meets-Hitler in New Absurdist Comedy THE DIARY OF Anne FrankENSTEIN, Previews Begin October 1st at 13th Street Rep

Theatre A L'Orange will present the World Premiere of THE DIARY OF Anne FrankENSTEIN, an absurdist re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic by Ilya Sapiroe. Directed by Elizabeth Elkins, previews begin October 1st at 13th Street Rep. Opening night is slated for October 4th.

THE DIARY OF Anne FrankENSTEIN follows Anne, a lowly hermaphroditic Franken-girl with big dreams and an even bigger diary, as she comes of age in the attic of an abandoned genetics laboratory in Bavaria in 1945. After years of peaceful anonymity, Anne's privacy comes to an end when her cruel and twisted creator, Dr. Gustav Frankenstein, returns to the defunct compound with an eye toward his most fiendish experiment yet - the resurrection of Adolf Hitler!

THE DIARY OF Anne FrankENSTEIN stars 3-time Glammy and HX Drag Queen of the Year nominee Mimi Imfurst (as Anne), and the legendary Bloolips drag performer Lavinia Co-Op (as the Diary), with Joseph Beuerlein, Geoffery Borman and Jessica Caplan. The productions features set & props by Chesley Allen, lighting by Nick Lazzaro, sound by Eben Lillie and costumes by Mel Kier.

Ilya Sapiroe is a writer, performer, producer, inventor, and theatre critic. Born in Azerbaijan and raised in Brooklyn, he has since called New Orleans, Berlin and Florence his home before settling back in NYC for the fourth time in 2006. This is his first play to be produced in New York. He is Jewish.

As a director/writer/performer, Elizabeth Elkins' work has been seen across the US and abroad in venues as diverse as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, PS1, the Aerial Angels Circus, Art Against Fear, and the International Toy Theatre Festival. She was the 2005 recipient of the Von Rosenstiel Grant for Creative Research as a Director and holds a Masters degree in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch. Elkin has also done professional stints as a tight wire walker, a magician's assistant, and a Disney princess.

THE DIARY OF Anne FrankENSTEIN runs October 1 - November 8; Thursdays and Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays at 7pm. 13th Street Rep is located at 50 West 13th Street between 5th & 6th Ave, between 5th & 6th Avenues (accessible from the F, L, 1 & 9 trains at 14th Street). Tickets are $22.50, available at 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com. For more info visit www.thediaryofannefrankenstein.com.