Special Performances

The 2021 Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize Winner

The Helpers

By Maggie Lou Rader 
Directed by Holly Twyford

Stream On-Demand January 14 – 16, 2022 

Access to the on-demand version of The Helpers ended at 11:59pm (ET) on Sunday, January 16. 


Maggie Lou Rader as Miep Gies
Justin McCombs as Jan Gies, Mr. Richter
John Phillips as Otto Frank, Silberbauer
Jo Twiss as Mrs. Stoppelman, Aliens Officer
Todd Scofield as Jo Koophuis, Stranger
Charli Simone as Elli Vossen, Adawolfa, and Alfie

Stage Directions read by Anna Shafer

Inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank, The Helpers is a new perspective from the other side of the most famous bookshelf in history. Miep Gies, an immigrant and secretary for Otto Frank’s famous Opekta Company, leads a group of helpers to preserve the residents of the Secret Annex and the spirit of goodness and survival during World War II. The Helpers is a tale of joy, hope, friendship, and resistance during one of history’s darkest moments.