Jackie Hoffman

Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings)

Imagination Hive with Spin Cycle and Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of E. Dale Smith’s Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) Directed by Braden M. Burns and starring Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsella, performances begin July 1 at the cell. Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) tickets are on sale now.

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 Ariana, exposing the deep cracks in her bombastic facade.

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.


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About Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings):

Jackie Hoffman stars in this limited Off-Broadway engagement where she plays an aging community theater star sitting backstage awaiting her entrance as Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof.

Braden M. Burns
Dan Alaimo
German Martinez
Rodrigo Escalante
Bobby Goodrich
Cast list:
Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsella
Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
July 1, 2021
Opening date: 
July 1, 2021
Available from: 
July 1, 2021
Booking to: 
July 13, 2021
July 25, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.