The New Jersey Jewish News reports on a new musical comedy that looks at life in the annex from the perspective of Anne Frank’s little sister. (What’s next – “Long Night,” a comic romp on Auschwitz from the perspective of an inmate having to listen to Elie Wiesel moralize all the time?):
What if Margot, Anne Frank’s big sister, also kept a diary? What if hers offered a different perspective on life in the annex?
What if her diary revealed different truths that it was she and Peter who were in love, not Anne and Peter, or that Albert Dussel, really Dr. Fritz Pfeffer, was actually a lovely fellow and not the fat, bald, selfish man as portrayed in Anne’s diary?
And what if Anne were actually, in Margot’s words, “a conniving little [rhymes with witch]”?
Most of all, what if someone wrote a play based on the premise and turned it into a musical comedy?