Synopsis

It's a story the world knows by heart: a young Jewish girl's harrowing account of hiding with her family from the Nazis in a tiny attic in Amsterdam. A striking new adaptation restores deleted passages from the diary, offering us a richer look into this extraordinary young woman's coming of age.

The Diary of Anne Frank is recommended for children 12 and older.

Watch & Listen

  1. Ensemble Conversations: Yasen Peyankov

    Ensemble Conversations: Yasen Peyankov

  2. The Diary of Anne Frank in Production

    The Diary of Anne Frank in Production

  3. The Diary of Anne Frank in Rehearsal

    The Diary of Anne Frank in Rehearsal

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

"As calibrated by Steppenwolf’s Landau, Anne Frank still has a cumulative impact that’s without peer."
-Time Out Chicago

"Warmth, integrity, occasional bursts of humor, and heartbreak! Steppenwolf has struck gold!"
-Copley News

"Highly Recommended!"
-Chicago Reader

"Smart, strong, clear-eyed revival! Landau is at her best!"
-Chicago Tribune

"Highly Recommended! Powerful! It is essential viewing!"
-Chicago Sun-Times

"This production finds both power and beauty!"
-Variety

Program Articles

Continuing the Conversation

Three audience members from Sonia Flew relate their own stories of leaving Cuba for the United States.

What Do I Hope to Find?

Read these selections from Tina Landau's journal as she traveled through Amsterdam to visit the Anne Frank House.

What Do I Hope to Find?

Read these selections from Tina Landau's journal as she traveled through Amsterdam to visit the Anne Frank House.

Letter from the Artistic Director on The Diary of Anne Frank

Artistic Director Martha Lavey talks about the decision to include The Diary of Anne Frank in the 2006-2007 Season.

Letter from the Artistic Director on The Diary of Anne Frank

Artistic Director Martha Lavey talks about the decision to include The Diary of Anne Frank in the 2006-2007 Season.

What Do I Hope to Find?

Read these selections from Tina Landau's journal as she traveled through Amsterdam to visit the Anne Frank House.

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Content Advisory

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