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Join us for a fireside chat with Canadian Jewish actor and artist Marilyn Lightstone.
The program will feature an hour long discussion of her career, including an audience Q&A. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. There will be a cash bar.
After the talk, select guests will have the opportunity to have an intimate three-course dinner with Ms. Lightstone.
Marilyn Lightstone is a celebrated Canadian actor and one of the finest voice actors of her generation. A luminary veteran of stage and screen, novelist, and visual artist, Ms. Lightstone produces and hosts VisionTV’s Your All-Time Classic Hit Parade, now going into its sixth season, and is still seen in countries around the world as the beloved Miss Muriel Stacey in the classic Anne of Green Gables. Ms. Lightstone is currently engaged in a monumental series of expressive reading of some of the most famous novels in English Literature like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, and Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Her popular audiobook podcast series entitled Marilyn Lightstone Reads has served over 600,000 downloads to date. Ms. Lightstone not only reads the words but uniquely performs all the parts.
She’s the signature voice of ZoomerMedia’s VisionTV and The New Classical FM, and Marilyn Lightstone Reads, the audiobook podcast inspired by her love of reading classic literature aloud, has served over a half a million downloads to date. Musically speaking, Marilyn’s original compositions include a reinterpretation of In Flanders Fields, the Thanksgiving song Blessings, and her interfaith Christmas/Chanukah carol The Light Shines All Over the World.
This veteran of stage and screen recalls her most memorable performances as Leah in The Dybbuk; as Mary in Mary, Queen of Scots at the Charlottetown Festival; and as part of the New York and Los Angeles casts of the interactive theatrical phenomenon Tamara. She equally cherishes being cast in seminal Canadian films like Lies My Father Told Me, In Praise of Older Women, and The Tin Flute, for which she received the Best Actress Award from the Moscow Film Festival, presented by the world’s first female Cosmonaut, Valentina Terashkova. Her novel Rogues and Vagabonds was inspired by her life as an actress. Most recently, she was honoured by the 30th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival for her outstanding and prolific artistic career and rich contribution to Canadian culture.