From the people who brought you last year's JOAN OF ARC:|
I AM ANNE FRANK
A music-drama by Enid Futterman and Michael Cohen
featuring Winona's own Vanessa Gamble as ANNE FRANK
Theatre du Mississippi and Winona State University Department of Theatre & Dance present Nautilus Music-Theater's award-winning production of I AM ANNE FRANK, the inspiring story of a young girl standing tip-toe on the edge of her future during a time of hatred and intolerance.
This new music-drama by writer Enid Futterman and composer Michael Cohen combines spoken excerpts from Anne's diary with songs that reveal the power of her inner life. Fully faithful to its source material, Anne's famous chronicle of two Jewish families secreted in a cramped garret in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation is still as suspenseful and moving as ever. Her writing is propelled by an undying faith in the goodness of people. This heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story stirs our deepest emotions as it insists upon honoring the endurance of the human spirit.
New York critics called Futterman and Cohen's work "A moving, poignant, and in every sense tasteful piece of musical theatre... beautiful, flawless... this is what theater is all about."
Nautilus' production earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike when it premiered in 2006. The production won a coveted Ivey award, which noted that "the impressive artistic contributions of the talented cast, combined with the matchless vision of the directors, made Nautilus production of I AM ANNE FRANK a stunning collaboration of fine acting, sharp stage direction, effective lighting, and gorgeous music -- a wonderful blend of music and acting, and an innovative way of telling an important story".
This powerful production is intended for mature audiences and especially for young adults. And ticket discounts are available for groups of ten or more -- call 651-298-9913 for more information.
Nautilus has toured I AM ANNE FRANK to a number of communities throughout the state -- performances made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the MinnesotaState Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota.
Dorothy B. Magnus Open Stage Theatre in the WSU Performing Arts Center (View)
460 Washington St
Winona, MN 55987
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|