Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings): 2021

A ghost in a harness. sounds crazy, no?

Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) logo. Silhouette of Fruma-Sarah flying

Weighed down by the reality of her current situation and yards of rented cheesecloth, aging community theater star Ariana Russo sits backstage awaiting her entrance as Fruma-Sarah, the screeching deceased wife of Lazer Wolf. Tethered to the fly system overhead, she prepares to navigate her hour-long exile to stage left alone when she meets Margo, a feisty substitute fly captain for the night.  Set in real time, while a production of Fiddler on the Roof is happening onstage, the wait begins to wear on Arianna, exposing the deep cracks in her bombastic fa├žade. 

This love letter to theater explores themes of isolation, being stuck in your situation, and what happens when you are no longer seen by the people around you.

Sometimes to feel alive, you have to play a ghost. 

  • Ariana laughing at her own joke Jackie Hoffman as Fruma Sarah
  • Margo Kate Kinsella looks disapprovingly at Arianna
  • Jackie Hoffman as Ariana (Fruma Sarah) ready to leap