English spoken performances will take place in Amsterdam on Thu. 25th, Fri. 26th and Sat. 27th October.

Anne and Zef

Photo: Sanne Peper

Zef hasn’t much to live for, until a girl comes to visit. An angry girl, with the most darling father there is and a mother who doesn’t understand her.  Her name is Anne Frank and her world is as large as the chestnut tree she can see outside her small window.

Anne and Zef is based partially on Anne Frank's diary and presents two children who refuse to give up in spite of extreme conditions. In Anne and Zef an Albanian boy Zef Bunga meets Amsterdam's Anne Frank after his death. Both had to go into hiding for three years, she because she was Jewish and he because of a vendetta.

Floris Verkerk, the actor who play-acts Zef, received the Golden Cricket award in 2009 for ‘the most impressive stage performance of the year’.

National press quote (NRC Handelsblad):

‘Theatre creator Ad de Bont combines two, world stories ingeniously. [...] Gradually, with a great deal of compassion for delayed longing, De Bont allows them to fall in love. Headlong, astute dialogue keeps everyone on their toes. There is the delight of thinking for oneself, of enjoying the power of freedom of speech. A self-evident conclusion in the hereafter, a moot topic during life. [...] More insistent than ever, De Bont is as good as his word. First death, then love. Forever after.’

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