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Shiva for Anne Frank

solo performance · rachel mckay steele · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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RITA KREYNIN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Great show! It's hard to pull off a funny, poignant and politically relevant one woman show and that's exactly what Rachel Steele. Bravo to her! I highly recommend Shiva For Anne Frank. ... full review
AMANDA LAINBERGER certified reviewer July 09, 2019
tagged as: take a stand · comedic · uplifting
This show was a great blend of comedy, pertinent, relevant and current issues, and insight on how the past seems to be starting again. ... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer July 06, 2019
"Shiva," as explained by writer/performer Rachel McKay Steele, is a Jewish ritual of mourning, to help the bereaved embrace and thus get past their grief. Doing so for a girl one never met, who has been dead for many decades (she would have been ninety years old in 2019) may seem bizarre. Until one thinks about it. Ultimately shiva is not "for" the deceased. It is for those who feel the pain of their loss. So, Shiva For Anne Frank makes plenty of sense, really. Her diary lets us know her, and in retrospect grieve. One does expect such a one woman show to feel solemn, even tragic. Steele instead opts to make it funny! Irreverent! Racy, even! Which, again, makes plenty of sense given the contents of the famous diary (especially ... full review
APRIL WISH certified reviewer July 03, 2019
Bold and brave, this is a fresh look at an iconic girl that we only think we know and the woman who has put herself out on a limb to bring us that story. Rachel explores more than a few taboo topics by throwing herself with abandon into comedy, but also owning the weight of atrocities that have both been passed down through generations and also ones that represent history repeating itself.... full review
MARNIE OLSON certified reviewer July 03, 2019
A moving, educational and surprisingly saucy experience!... full review
JOY REGULLANO certified reviewer June 30, 2019
tagged as: woke · complex · moving · smart · funny
alternately funny, moving, complex, intelligent tribute to Anne Frank... full review
JANE WILSON certified reviewer June 28, 2019
Hilarious, poignant and so relevant. Highly recommend this show!... full review
ROBYN MIGEL certified reviewer June 26, 2019
tagged as: Great writing · Good acting · History
Loved this show, one of the best I've seen this year at Fringe. I have always loved hearing about Anne Frank, and I learned new info about her. The acting by Rachel was really good. ... full review
LENNY HERNANDEZ certified reviewer June 25, 2019
Bold, hella impressive, funny, and very informative. ... full review
DIANA WYENN certified reviewer June 24, 2019
This show is a gem. Not only did it have me laughing; it had me moved and considering my place and what I can do for those facing persecution today. Rachel shares so much of herself and so much of what we never learned about Anne Frank thanks for some major editing by her loving father. Lauren has done a wonderful job directing the production. Brava and thank you to the whole team! ... full review