The Jewish Nun! Extended by Popular Demand! Two more performances - July 16 & 17, 2011

Flying in from Off-Broadway and Scotland, The Jewish Nun triumphantly returns to the New Light Theatre at Gallery 101. "The Jewish Nun Fills the Stage with High Energy and a Life Fully Lived" Jesse J. Leaf - Around Town Theatre Critic
By: Wendy White - New Light Foundation, Inc.
The Jewish Nun - Extended by Popular Demand!
The Jewish Nun - Extended by Popular Demand!
July 6, 2011 - PRLog -- SEATS ARE GOING Fast!  Reserve seats now by calling Gallery 101 at 954-882-1861 or New Light Theatre box office at 954-829-0638.


Saturday Night- July 16th, 2011 from 7-8 pm
Sunday Afternoon - July 17th, 2011 from 2-3 pm

The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101
3354 NE 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

$10 per seat - Says a recent Jewish Nun theatre-goer "Seeing the Jewish Nun at New Light Theatre is the best $10 I ever spent!"

"The Jewish Nun Fills the Stage with High Energy and a Life Fully Lived"  Jesse J. Leaf - Around Town Theatre Critic

Introducing the revolutionary concept of LIVE performances in combination with the visual arts! A new concept introduced by Adam White, gallery owner and Wendy White, playwright and founder of the New Light Theatre. (no relation)

Adam White went to see one of Wendy's plays recently in Miami at Wynwood's GAB studio and decided to offer Wendy a permanent home in his Fort Lauderdale gallery surrounded by cafes, restaurants, boutiques and other galleries. "Wendy and New Light Theatre will be able to cast plays every month and have a solid home base from which to create. We are very excited to have her here; she is an immense talent that promises to get even bigger and better with this wonderful association” states Adam White, Gallery owner, Gallery 101.

The Jewish Nun is a coming of age time capsule portraying the journey of my youth in a deliriously emancipating musical comedy thanks to the extraordinary talents of Casey Dressler who brings it all to life and then some!” states playwright, Wendy White; “it is truly an honor to showcase The Jewish Nun as the premier play at the New Light Theatre’s new venue at Gallery 101. Special thanks to Adam White, gallery owner and fine artist for opening his doors to us!”

The Jewish Nun by Wendy White, performed by Casey Dressler is a comedic portrayal of a Jewish-American woman as she strives to find herself during her 19th year by delving into the pulsing life of Manhattan, juxtaposing the racy lifestyle of NYC with a self-imposed celibacy during an era of free-love.

This coming of age drama is a hysterical journey of close encounters of every kind filled with reckless abandon, amorous explorations and a momentous struggle between religious purity and the temptations of love and sex.


“New Light Foundation's The Jewish Nun, Wendy White's laugh-a-minute one-hander about a woman, Julie, and her lifetime of sexual misadventure. From clumsy, early-teen hanky-panky after school band practice to threesomes at college, Julie, dubbed "the Jewish Nun" by her classmates, has done it all and then some. Casey Dressler is a veritable whirlwind of sexual and comedic energy as the heroine, and she manages to take her character way, way beyond stereotype. She also sings about Mallomars in maybe the best confectionary-inspired number of all time.”

“Casey Dressler’s animated performance of The Jewish Nun bring the production to a close with a tone of much greater levity, as she retraces for us her entire sexual history, right from the moment when Sam from band class greets her refusal to have a baby before his grandfather dies with “What’re you, a Jewish nun?” We then pass through her first time, her first heartbreak, her first lesbian threesome and beyond, all while conserving her unique identity as a decidedly Jewish, very open-minded nun.”

The playwright and director, Wendy White has written over 120 one-act plays and was a resident playwright, curator and director at the Kraine Theater in the East Village of New York City from 1984 to 1992, and at the Expanded Arts Theater Company from 1994 to 2001, in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her off-Broadway productions are the base for her new venue at the New Light Theatre. She recently produced The Jewish Nun to sold out audiences in Off-Broadway’s 59e59 Theatre and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2009, New Light Foundation, Inc. represented the United States as Art ambassadors by the 1-2-3 Kinderlachen e.V. foundation of Rottenburg, Germany by hosting the international “Global Gallery” project ( During the course of this important project, the “world’s biggest canvas” emerged; painted by children – transcending all borders and conflicts.

The New Light Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation, has won numerous awards around the globe, has performed everywhere from Amsterdam to Paris; from Miami to Los Angeles to New York City; and has tackled subjects relating to women, love, politics, and Shakespeare. More information about the writer and director, Wendy White can be found on her website: Please visit:

The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101 – 3354 NE 33rd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
New Light Theatre Box Office: 954.829.0638
Tickets: $10

Press contact: Wendy White
Phone: 954.829.0638

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The New Light Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce the new venue for The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101 3354 NE 33rd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Source:Wendy White - New Light Foundation, Inc.
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