The show was developed at the request of the nonprofit Anne Frank Foundation, which was founded in 1963 by Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank. The play, which will offer translations in seven different languages, will debut in May.
Produced by Kees Abrahams and Robin de Levita, the play is the second stage dramatization of Anne Frank's diaries that has been performed under supervision of the copyright owners.
"The play is the first one which is based on all original documents and writings of Anne and Family Frank," Yves Kugelman, a member of the board of the Anne Frank Foundation, told JTA. He said the foundation developed the script and supervised its historical accuracy.
Royalties from ticket proceeds will go toward the Anne Frank Foundation's educational work and charity projects for Jewish and non-Jewish causes.
The Anne Frank Foundation is the sole owner of copyrights of writings of the Frank family, including the hugely famous diary of Anne Frank from her days in hiding in Amsterdam.
Visit annefrank.ch/foundation.html for more information.