Playing Anne Frank

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Using archival material and interviews with surviving cast and crew members, Forward executive editor Adam Langer presents a story that’s never been told: the backstory of "The Diary of Anne Frank," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and Oscar-winning film, and how this iconic work shapes those involved in performing it — including high school students putting the show on today. The Diary of Anne Frank, which debuted on Broadway in 1955 and then later toured the country, was one of the most influential plays of the 20th century, and a life-changing experience for many of those who saw it. It introduced millions of A...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Feb 13, 2023

"My heart stops every time I listen to Playing Anne Frank. It feels like I’ve wandered into a special place filled with a secret past about the play The Diary of Anne Frank...This is the perfect (and only) time to be capturing a story about this play, and Adam is nailing it with his brilliant interview and storytelling skills."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Jan 30, 2023

"Adam has a warm voice that’s perfect for storytelling, the series is perfectly paced and it’s a fascinating story I don’t think our brains have spent much time thinking about: what would it feel like to act-out a multi-generational, global trauma?"

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