Anne Frank has survived the war, and at age 25, she’s ready to start a new chapter in New York City. Eager to publish a memoir of her time in hiding, Anne is sure it will launch her career as a writer. But when the only interested publisher suggests drastic rewrites, Anne is unsure of what to do. Everyone around her seems to be able to move on and recover from the war, but her inability to make her voice heard forces Anne to question the meaning of her new life. Why did she survive, if not to share stories?
News & Reviews
“It’s a slow-burner of a play, taking its time to establish its characters and their complicated relationships. And it makes its protagonist an imperfect hero, but whose conflict we feel viscerally — and who becomes all the more real for us for it.” –CBC
“Sobler skillfully weds the power of historical fact with the allure of a what-if scenario.” —Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Alix Sobler is a writer of theater, podcasts, television, and film based in New York City. Her plays include Last Night in Inwood, The Great Divide, The Glass Piano, Sheltered, The Secret Annex, She’s Not There, and Some Things You Keep. Alix’s plays have been read or produced at theatres around the world, and have won and been finalists for multiple awards including the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, The Gulfshore Playhouse New Play Series, the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Contest, the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (finalist), the Henley Rose Playwriting Competition (finalist), and the Jane Chambers Award (runner-up), among others. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.