The 2021 Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize Winner
By Maggie Lou Rader
Directed by Holly Twyford
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
Live Zoom Reading on January 13, 2022 at 7:30pm (US ET) | Stream On-Demand January 14 – 16
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.
More information, along with access links, will be sent closer to the event | Only one registrations per household is necessary | All registrants for the live reading will receive access to the on-demand stream.