“I am Anne Frank” at Teatro Zuccone July 21-24
“a moving, poignant, and in every sense tasteful piece of musical theatre … beautiful, flawless … this is what theatre is all about.”
The Duluth Festival Opera presents Nautilus Music-Theater’s Ivey award-winning production of “I Am Anne Frank” at Duluth’s Teatro Zuccone for a four-night run in July.
Created by Michael Cohen and Enid Futterman, this innovative music drama is a musical adaption of Anne Frank’s famous diary, written by a young girl standing tip-toe on the edge of her future during a time of hatred and intolerance.
The play 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. Vanessa Gamble portrays Anne Frank in a heartfelt, touching performance that has enthralled critics and audiences.
I am Anne Frank is a 90-minute musical drama, not recommended for young children under 10 years old.
Dates: July 21-23 at 7:30 PM & July 24 at 2:00 PM
Where: Teatro Zuccone -222 East Superior Street – DowntownDuluth
Tickets: $16 per adult and youth under 18 are free
Purchase: online at http://teatrozuccone.com/ or call the box office at 218-336-1414
Nautilus’ production premiered in 2006, earned rave reviews and 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 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.”