Tokyo International Players is proud to present its May production of THE DIARY of ANNE FRANK, a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, directed by Jonah Hagans.
Based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of the two years she spent hiding from the Nazis in the attic of her father’s office in occupied Amsterdam during World War II, the characters’ tragic, claustrophobic, and terrifying journey contains a powerful message of hope and love known the world over.
Currently, the world is in a moment of chaos akin to what first Europe and, ultimately, the globe saw suffer. It is our obligation to bring to the stage once more the story of how large-scale politics can diminish our humanity. Join us through Anne’s tragic, claustrophobic, and terrifying journey. Find within yourself the power that hope – and the strength that love – can bring to the world. Bring change to the world; be it in your lifetime or in the legacy you leave behind, as Anne has.
Featuring a well-rounded cast, we welcome newcomer Kailey Agpaoa to the role of Anne Frank, with the ensemble featuring Philip Arneill, Sasha Aronson, Liam Ashizawa, Christiane Brew, Ellen Fryer, Sarina Hanna-Ishii, Lise Hirooka, Tim Jeffares, Tim Knowles, James Ryder, Ra’chelni M. “Ra” Weir II, and Macky.
Founded in 1896, TIP is the oldest, largest, English-language theatre company in Japan and provides a full season of quality entertainment for international audiences.
There will be a free Director’s talk after the 1pm show on Saturday, May 20th.