Back by popular demand, Rising Star Frannie Sheridan returns to Miami with her funny, dark, critically acclaimed play Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa…Dancing on Hitler’s Grave! produced by Area Stage Company in Coral Gables from January 7th through February 12th.
Directed by Shari Upbin, the play stars Sheridan in a groundbreaking solo 18-character performance. In Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa, she shares the true and humorous story of being raised to hide her Orthodox Jewish identity behind a cloak of Catholicism. A multicultural assortment of nosy neighbors and eccentric relatives round out the cast of characters of this one-woman show that will hit home with anyone who has struggled with questions of identity, family, and truth vs. appearances.
The story is told from the perspective of young Frannie, a nice Catholic girl who grew up with dumpling soup and candlesticks on Fridays, Manischevitz-spiked eggnog at Christmas, and a score of other traditions unfamiliar to her Catholic friends. Frannie's questioning leads her to discover her family's truth: her parents barely escaped the Holocaust and once in North America, were brutally attacked and left for dead by anti-Semites. These incidents caused them to shroud their history in secrecy, hiding their Jewish heritage even from their children.
Sheridan has won numerous writing and performing honors, including the prestigious Gabriel Award for a CBC documentary based on her story and mayoral proclamations from West Palm Beach and the city of Miami Beach. Her earlier play The Waltonsteins was published in’96 by IRT. She has written and acted in film and TV and completed a multi-cast feature film script based on her family story. To learn more about Sheridan and her story visit www.franniesheridan.com.
For tickets, call 305.666.2078 or visit www.areastagecompany.com.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM, and Sundays 3PM Matinee.
Area Stage Theater is located at 1560 South Dixie Hwy , Coral Gables, FL 33146.