Marilyn Kissler established her own community theater when she was still in elementary school.
Using a clothesline with bedsheets for a stage curtain and kitchen chairs for her outdoor auditorium,
she produced several plays each summer. Neighborhood moms attended to watch their children perform and
also to watch Marilyn have an angry meltdown when the child actors inevitably broke character.
Marilyn took a hiatus from acting over 25 years ago but she couldn’t resist the casting call for a
petite 92-year-old great grandmother. She is thrilled to be playing Shirley Abramowitz, a woman who
respects other cultures, religions and ethnicities and who demonstrates concern for strangers who are in need.
Marilyn is a regular attender and avid fan of the plays at Theatre in the Heights. She is excited to actually be on their stage.