Meet and Hear the Real Marilyn in Siren's Heart: Norma Jean & Marilyn in Purgatory
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The last date listed for Siren's Heart: Norma Jean & Marilyn in Purgatory was Wednesday May 29, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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It's 1945 and baseball history is about to be made. A black, female baseball team is set to play an exhibition game against the reigning champs, the Rockford Peaches. Two weeks into their training, however, their coach is found dead. Inspired by the film A League of Their Own, The Girls of Summer takes a look at baseball from the perspective of those who were left out of mainstream sports. It's also a powerful drama of racism and betrayal that's brought to light as the hidden story beneath the surface is revealed. Learn More
Actors Temple was founded in 1917 as the West Side Hebrew Relief Association. Its leaders were Orthodox Jews who owned shops in the rough-and-tumble district called Hell’s Kitchen, at the time one of the world’s busiest steamship ports. The founders borrowed a Biblical nickname for God, Ezrath Israel, “the One who assists Israel,” as the name for their benevolent little Jewish community center.
Over time a bond formed between the shul and Jews working in another local industry, show business. Talent from vaudeville, musical theater, nightclubs, live television and the dramatic stage made the synagogue a true Actors Temple. Shelley Winters kept the holy days in our sanctuary. Several of the Three Stooges attended services too. The building contains memorials to superstars of yesteryear including Sophie Tucker, who used to headline an annual benefit for Actors Temple at a Broadway theater.
Eventually the nightclubs closed, television went west and vaudeville disappeared. Actors Temple declined along with the Times Square area, but the proud shul remained to anchor the neighborhood.
The Actors Temple Theatre presents off-Broadway shows on an ongoing basis.