January 7th Rising Star Frannie Sheridan Outs her Unusual Family Secret at Area Stage Company in Coral Gables

Top Quote One woman play "Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa...Dancing on Hitler's Grave! to Debut at Area Stage Company in Coral Gables, Florida. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) December 05, 2010 - 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!" This time, the play will be produced by Area Stage Company in Coral Gables beginning January 7th 2011 running through February 12th 2011.

    Directed by Shari Upbin, the play stars Sheridan in a groundbreaking solo 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.

    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.

    "Confessions," reveals the performer's family history through top-notch storytelling sprinkled with clever satire. A multi-cultural 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.

    Sheridan is encouraging people from all walks of life to see the play. "It's a story that resonates with so many people on different levels regardless of their faith, race, or preference. In the end we all just want to be accepted for who we really are," said Sheridan. An audience conversation with Frannie will follow each show.

    The reviews are in! "A gripping, powerful, story. From stand-up comedy to standout performing," said Mario Betto of the Fort Lauderdale Theater Examiner. "A Dramatic and Comedic Gem," said Marla Schwartz of Around Wellington Magazine.

    Sheridan has won numerous writing 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.

    To interview Frannie Sheridan: contact Tandi Wilder at She Got Game Media (914) 572-3671

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