She's Got Matzo Balls
Have you always loved the play The Diary of Anne Frank but felt like it was missing something? Maybe a rubber chicken? A whoopee cushion? Hitler getting pie-in-the-face or Eva Braun tripping on a banana peel? Such was the thinking of performer Frannie Sheridan. Well, sort of. Raised Catholic, nine-year-old Frannies life turned upside down when her father let it slip that her family is actually Jewish. Because her dad narrowly escaped the Holocaust and was the victim of a horribly anti-Semitic act after fleeing to Canada, the Sheridans (or rather the Sigals) regarded their ancestry as a dangerous secret. But it was a discovery that made a lot of sense to Frannie. It was kind of ridiculous because they were so obviously Jewish, she recollects. It was like an African American trying to pretend theyre Chinese-American.
And with that same sense of humor and a whole lot of bravado (her father initially threatened to sue), she penned Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa
Dancing on Hitlers Grave!, a humorous, one-woman play in which Sheridan plays 18 different characters. In it, she covers her familys history, survival, and acceptance.
Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 7. Continues through Feb. 12, 2011
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.