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Anne Franks' Diary

Anne Franks' Diary

Kassa National Theatre, Ballet Company, Kassa, Slovakia

Director: Ondrej Šoth

In Slovak with Hungarian and English subtitles

1 hours 25 minutes, without breaks.

The true story of a Jewish family that hid in Amsterdam during the Second World War, but just before the end of the war, fell victim to Nazi assassinations. Anna Frank captured life during hiding in her diary. 

Annelies Marie Frank hid with her family during the Second World War at the age of thirteen, for two years in the back of a building in Amsterdam. However, just before the end of the war, she fell victim to the Nazi regime. Anna recorded the events from June 12, 1942 to August 1, 1944, and recorded everything that happened around her, including each day in hiding. When, in March 1944, she heard an invitation on Orange Radio to provide her notes in the collection for historical purposes, she began transcribing her notes in book form. She managed to rewrite a substantial part of the original letters. The notes end with a text that Anna recorded just a few days before the soldiers found her and her family and dragged her to a concentration camp. However, the notes were preserved, and after the war, Anna's father, Otto Frank, who was the only one to survive the war, was responsible for publishing them.


Anne Frank - Vlada Shevchenko
Otto Frank, Anne's father - Marek Šarišský

Kitty, Anne's imaginary friend - Klaudia Skopintsev
Margot Frank, Anne's sister - Kristína Zemanová
Edit Frank, Anne's mother - Eva Sklyarová
Peter Van Daan - Šimon Stariňák
Mrs. Van Daan - Silvia Borsetti
Mr Van Daan – Sergii Iegorov
Doctor Dussel – Igor Pashko
Miep Gies - Františka Vargová
Viktor Kugler - Dalibor Fabian
Johannes Kleiman - Marcell Medvecz
Polish Boy - Gennaro Sorbino

D. Fabian, M. Medvecz, A. Skopintsev, K. Lubko, M. Bányai, M. Covone, V. Mikulišin, D. Covone, P. Rolik, L. Nastišin

Spicli/Nazi - T. Lubska

Children: Sh. Yamada, I. Ivaniv, A. Improta, Y. Nikitina, A. Kravttsova, K. Lubko, V. Mikulishin, D. Covone, E. Selepcsenyi


Lights: V. Vaňková, A.M.G. Myhrvold, K. Hirozane
Doors: S. Arriaga Head, S. Masáriková, E. Smith, K. Deinega
Director: Ondrej Šoth
Set designer: Jaroslav a Miroslav Daubravovci
Costume designer: Ľudmila Várossová
Choreographer: Ondrej Šoth
Music dramaturgy: Ondrej Šoth
Playwright: Ondrej Šoth, Zuzana Mistriková
Film: Vasyl Sevastyanov

Main Stage (Stage auditorium)
Ondrej Šoth

Ondrej Šoth

Ondrej Šoth choreographer, director, set designer and the director of the State Theatre Košice. From 1975 to 1979 he studied classical dance at the Conservatory in Košice, then obtained a Master of Arts degree in choreography at the High School of Fine Arts in Bratislava in 1983. In Prague he became a choreographer for the Chamber Ballet and later for the National Theatre. He returned to Slovakia in 1989, where he choreographed performances for the Slovak National Theatre and the Folk Art Ensemble.

Between 1990 and 1995 he was a teacher at the Bratislava High School of Fine Arts, the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the Conservatory in Prague. And also taught in Krakow, Belgium, Paris, China, India and Japan. From 1994 to 1998, he was head of the ballet section of the Town Theatre of Ústí nad Labem in Czech Republic. In the second half of the 1990s he worked on dance projects in Munich, Salzburg, Hamburg, Toronto and Lisbon. From 2000 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2020, he was ballet director of the State Theatre Košice, the two periods beetween he was director of the Slovak National Theatre. Since 2020, he has been managing director of the State Theatre Košice.

He choreographed dozens of works, from classical ballet to opera and contemporary dance theatre. Collaborated with many well-known theatre directors, including Ľubomír Vajdiček, Roman Polák, Jozef Bednárik and Marián Chudovský. He also worked on films with Juraj Jakubiska and Peter Weigl, and worked in Hollywood.  

For his outstanding work he received numerous awards in Slovakia and abroad. Among others, the World Ballet Stars Award, twice the DOSKY Theatre Award and the Crystal Wing Award.

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