News of: Friday, March 14 2014,
The brand new Theater Amsterdam, specially built for the stageplay 'Anne', will get a sophisticated translation system for foreign spectators.
Foreign spectators get a tablet with a headphone on request, with which they can follow what is being said on stage. The play about Anne Frank is completely in Dutch, and the producers didn't want to miss the opportunity to serve the many tourists who visit Amsterdam.
The tablet gives the user the option to choose between audio, sentence-by-sentence text, or a synopsis. All three options can be changed during the play.
The play 'Anne' will have its premiere on May 8 2014, and the translation tablet will be available from July 1. To begin with, 7 languages will be offered: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. More languages may follow (such as Mandarin Chinese).
The play 'Anne' is about the life of Anne Frank before and during her hiding period in the Annex at the Prinsengracht house, now the Anne Frank House.
The theater where the play will be performed has been named 'Theater Amsterdam', and is located in an industrial/business area just West of the city centre.
The producers hope to stage 'Anne' for several years. After this period, the theater may be used for other shows.
Theater Amsterdam (Anne Frank play)
Boat to Theater Amsterdam (Anne Frank play)
View from Theater Amsterdam to the IJ river