The Segal Centre proudly presents the Montreal Premiere of

The Secret Annex

– Winnipeg Free Press

What if Anne Frank survived the war?
A daringly imaginative tale about one of history’s most beloved icons

A play that brings Anne Frank to life in a new way
A survivor
A woman in pursuit of her dreams
Anne… all grown up

By Alix Sobler
Directed By Marcia Kash

“It’s a moving tribute to the millions, like the real Anne Frank, whose lives and futures were stolen. Yet it’s also a reminder that there are millions of stories we’ll never hear, but that are quietly heroic in their own way.” – CBC

A daringly imaginative tale about one of history’s most beloved icons. In Alix Sobler’s re-imagining of history, Anne Frank has survived the war. She is 25 years old, living in New York and as precocious as ever. Clinging to the idealized life of a writer, she is determined to get her diary published. But when faced with rejection and with love and family life beckoning, Anne is forced to question the meaning of her new life. Why did she survive, if not to share her story? Or, is the greatest art of all the art of living well? The Secret Annex is a stirring and romantic “what if” story about survival, sacrifice and all that we have to be grateful for.

Starring Sara Farb, as seen in the Stratford Festival’s 2015 Diary of Anne Frank!
“It begs the question of what it would be like if we didn’t have Anne’s diary in our world. The enormity of that question is, to me, the most haunting one that the play presents,” said Sara Farb, “I cannot wait to be a part of it.” She will be joined by Brett Donahue (previously seen in Suits and Republic of Doyle), Marcel Jeannin (seen recently in the Segal’s production of The Graduate), Anne Cassar (seen in the Segal’s META award-winning production of Travesties) and newcomer to the Segal stage, Judith Baribeau.

“Best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring – and funniest – new play in recent years” – The Wall Street Journal


Previews: January 31 – February 3, 2016
Opening Night: February 4, 2016
Regular Run: Mondays – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – Saturdays – 8:00 p.m.
(closed Fridays)
Sundays – 7:00 p.m.
Matinées: Wednesdays, February 10 & 17 – 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, February 7, 14 & 21 – 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance:
Following an inspiring run of Tribes by Nina Raine, the Segal is committed to making theatre more accessible to the Deaf community and will be offering an ASL interpreted performance of The Secret Annex on Monday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. This performance and the one on February 15 will be followed by a talkback session with the cast.

For tickets and information:  514-739-7944

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5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

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