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DECEMBER 21, 2015

Miami Theater Center Presents Ringing True

Miami Theater Center’s Sandbox Series Playwright and Performer Rebecca Joy Fletcher Presents A New One-Woman Musical about Indecision, Con Jobs and Spiritual Truth Starting January 22nd



Miami Theater Center’s Sandbox Series Playwright and Performer Rebecca Joy Fletcher Presents

A New One-Woman Musical about Indecision, Con Jobs and Spiritual Truth

Starting January 22nd


Miami, FL (December 21, 2015)Miami Theater Center (MTC) is proud to present Ringing True, the second Sandbox Series performance of the 2015-2016 season. A one-woman musical with a live band, Ringing True will be presented at the SandBox, an intimate black-box theater next to MTC’s main stage.


Performances are open to the general public on Fridays and Saturdays, at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., January 22nd, 2016, through February 7th, 2016.


Written and performed by Rebecca Joy Fletcher in collaboration with Miami director Michael Yawney and acclaimed off-Broadway music director Bob Goldstone, Ringing True tells the almost true story of how Rebecca was given the best con of her life. When an old woman hands her a brass wedding ring, it sets Rebecca off on a tilt-a-whirl odyssey through Paris, and leads her to find true gold. The characters she meets range from ancient Talmudic rabbis to a chic Parisian dominatrix, each singing in his or her own signature style — and all played by Rebecca herself.

The show’s music is quirky and eclectic, ranging from rockabilly to Hassidic prayer chants to chanson; it’s played by a three-piece band showcasing some of Miami’s finest musicians.


Ringing True was developed in Chicago in 2014, thanks to a Wexner Foundation collaboration grant. This production marks Fletcher’s theatrical debut in South Florida. It is also her most personal show to date.


The New York Times called Rebecca’s work as a writer/performer in the off-Broadway hit Kleynkunst! “richly rounded and eventually heartbreaking.” She is a Chicago-based playwright, actress, singer and experiential educator who specializes in creating vital and imaginative new works of theater and performance. An ordained synagogue cantor, Fletcher now devotes herself full-time to touring and teaching. Her plays, cabaret performances, workshops, and artist-in-residencies have been enjoyed by numerous theater audiences across the United States and Europe. Rebecca also works as educator at The ARK, Chicago’s Jewish poverty relief organization.


Fletcher has performed at such renowned venues as Lincoln Center; Paris’ La Vieille Grille Theatre; Montreal’s Segal Centre; the Metropolitan Room in New York City; Chicago’s Piven Theater; Los Angeles’ American Jewish University; Jerusalem’s Martef Theater; and London’s Jewish Cultural Center.


Performances of Ringing True will take place at the SandBox, next to MTC’s MainStage, located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores.


The SandBox Series is presented with support from a generous Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and Board of County Commissioners.


Tickets to Ringing True are $25 and may be purchased online at www.mtcmiami.org or by calling 305.751.9550. Group, student, and senior ticket prices are available.


About Miami Theater Center:

Led by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, the team at Miami Theater Center produces thought-provoking contemporary works and newly imagined adaptations of classics that bring the transformational power of theater to audiences of all ages and abilities. Programs include: MTCperformance – original theater, fresh adaptations, and innovative new works; MTCeducation – learning opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public; and MTCfilm – a partnership with O Cinema that screens the best in independent cinema at MTC several nights a week. To learn more, visit www.mtcmiami.org.


About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation:

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.