Vanity Fair

Written by Kate Hamill 
Directed by Jacquelyn Ritz

May 24 – June 16, 2024
Preview Performance: May 23 and 24
Opening Night: May 25
Industry Night: June 3

Becky is “bad.” Amelia is “good.” But in an unfair world, it isn’t always that simple…Two women—one born into privilege, another straight from the streets—attempt to navigate a society that punishes them for every misstep. Clever Becky’s not afraid to break the rules; soft-hearted Amelia’s scared to bend them. Both strive for what they want—but neither can thrive without the other. Through Becky and Amelia’s victories and losses, this thrilling, highly theatrical (im)morality play explores how flexible our morals can become when the wheel of fortune turns…Bold, wicked-
ly funny, and shockingly relevant, VANITY FAIR demands that we face our own hypocrisy. After all…who are we to judge? A brilliant adaptation of the classic novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.


Jacquelyn Ritz, Director

Jacquelyn Ritz

Jacqueline is delighted to return to Scripps Ranch Theatre where she’s directed Accomplice, Communicating Doors, And Neither Have I Wings to Fly and Lost in Yonkers, and assistant directed Crimes of the Heart. Jacquelyn also teaches the ongoing showcase class for professional actors
at SRT called Acting with Jacquelyn Ritz. Other directing credits include: Dance of Death (Theatre
Undone’s Reading Series), Assistant Director to Tom Markus on Laughter on the 23rd Floor (North Coast Repertory), the Fringe’s That 24 Hour Thing (2014-2016, 2018). Jacquelyn has been an acting
coach, a fight director, a teacher, and mostly an actor for many years. She’s worked at La Jolla
Playhouse (Baroness in LEMPICKA), North Coast Repertory (the title role in Annabella in July among many others), Intrepid, The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory,
Asolo Center for the Arts, Colorado Shakespeare and many more, working with and learning from world-famous Tony and Jeff Award-winning directors, including Rachel Chavkin, Hal Prince,
Oscar Eustis, Rachel Rockwell, and Gabriel Barre. Jacquelyn is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

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