Farewell to the Tooth Fairy
A glimpse of how it was when it was a simpler, easier and more restricted time: a bit of truth and a smile
Lynn Ruth Miller has been published in various fields for forty years. Her writing often deals with feminist issues and appeals to readers who enjoy Laurie Colwin for her ethnic flavor and commentary on the idiosyncrasies of modern life, and Anne Tyler for her slightly out of sync frame of reference.
FAREWELL TO THE TOOTH FAIRY is Lynn Ruth Miller’s one-woman show about everyone’s power to create his own destiny. It charts Miller’s quest to discover where the enchantment is hidden in the life we live. Her journey of self-discovery is one each of us must take before we accept who we are and begin to enjoy the role we have chosen as our personal destiny. Each story is an inspiration and a chuckle about the immense variety of flavors our life offers.
The stories presented in this production were selected from THOUGHTS WHILE WALKING THE DOG and MORE THOUGHTS WHILE WALKING THE DOG, Miller’s acclaimed collection of columns that originally appeared in The Pacifica Tribune. They include THE MELTING POT, a description of the challenges of bridging two cultures at the turn of the century, SAVING THE DOWNTRODDEN, a picture of the unexpected results of idolizing Eleanor Roosevelt, THE NIGHT THE DOG BIT PRINCE CHARMING, unexpected perks from a dog attack and the title story FAREWELL TO THE TOOTH FAIRY, a revelation of how magic happens for us all. The show is 90 minutes of laughter and tears seasoned with an unvarnished dose of reality. It is everyone’s story, old as time and new as tomorrow. . . Not to be missed.
” To capture even a drop of the powerful energy that is Lynn Ruth Miller’s life force would be enough to make writers and artists of us all.”
Chris Hunter, Editor The Pacifica Tribune
“Something for everyone in these beautifully written and thoughtful vignettes.”
Dianne Nicolini, Middays on Classical 102.1 KDFC.
Lynn Ruth Miller’s exuberant, colorful writing draws the reader into her stories to “live” the experiences right along with her. For animal lovers, the stories are endearing; for people lovers, a slice of Americana.
Mildred Owen, Artistic Director, Pacifica Performances
Every moment of this one-woman show holds the attention of the audience, this short piece makes the body of work it’s taken from even more intriguing. It’s likely to encourage those who see her show to search out her collections.
FAREWELL TO THE TOOTH FAIRY is a 90-minute show with a 15-minute interval or a 60 minute show without intermission. It was presented at The Spindrift Theater in Pacifica January 13 & !4 to an enthusiastic audience and at La Honda House February 24 & April 21. It has been presented at The Off-Market Gallery, 965 Mission, between 5th and 6th on Sundays at 7 p.m. in April and May, 2006 and was part of San Francisco’s Footloose Theater’s Summer Festival in June-July. It ran with rave reviews the entire month of August at C Venues in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A second collection of stories, AN AUDIENCE WITH LYNN RUTH MILLER was presented at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at ClubWest and the 2007 Arundel Festival. A shortened version was presented in September, 2007 at the San Francisco Theater Festival.
The mix of stories is good for family audiences of all ages. It is a flexible format and can be shortened or lengthened depending on the demands of the theater.
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