'Anne Frank' Holocaust Drama Recast With Illegal Immigrants Hiding From ICE
Apparently, ICE is now equivalent to Hitler's Secret Police. (Fox News)
The new adaptation, which will have a limited run at the Dorie Theater in L.A. and is to open on Sept. 6, is being directed by Stan Zimmerman, a "Roseanne" writer from the sitcom's original run, according to Broadway World.
“We are not changing the Nazi characters to ICE agents in our upcoming production of 'The Diary of Anne Frank,'" producer Anne Kathryn Parma told Fox News in a statement Saturday. “This will be a word-for-word presentation of the 1997 Broadway script. We are, however, re-imagining the setting with Latin families reading the play from their Safe House. This new staging was inspired by the true story of a Jewish woman in Los Angeles.”
The playwright is Wendy Kesselman, who received a Tony Award nomination for her adaptation of the original play, produced on Broadway.
Frank became known to the world as a victim of the Holocaust after the diary she'd kept for two years while in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam was found after World War II and published. Frank died in a 1945 typhus epidemic at the Bergen-Belsen death camp, but the exact date is unknown.
Although Zimmerman worked closely with Roseanne during her show's original run, he was fiercely critical of its recent reboot given the star's newfound conservative leanings.