A SUNDAY WITH THE MAID, Caroline Aaron from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ welcomes an intimate conversation

Caroline Aaron, actress, producer, writer and Southern Jew, will appear on The Braid on January 16.

Santa Monica and Virtually Everywhere (Jan 3, 2022). She plays a 1950s New York Jewish mother as Mrs. Maisel in the hit TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but actress, producer, and writer Caroline Aaron was originally born and raised in the South and had a radically different upbringing than her character, Shirley Maisel.

Aaron will share her memories of her hugely unusual Southern Jewish childhood and career in television, film and Broadway in a live-on-zoom event for the popular Sunday Morning with The Braid series on Sunday, January 16, 2022 11: 12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. The program will also include a short performance and a question-and-answer session.

This event is free to attend, but The Braid hopes attendees will consider purchasing a virtual ticket from their website. You can find the link to register at: the-braid.org/sunday.

As an actress, Caroline Aaron has worked with the best. She has appeared in Mike Nichols’ Heartburn and Primary Colors, Woody Allens Crimes and Misdemeanors, Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle, and Alice and Deconstructing Harry. She also appeared on Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and Stanley Tucci’s Big Night. More recently, she has performed at 21 Jump Street and its sequel at 22 Jump Street.

Her Broadway roles include Woody Allen’s Relatively Speaking, as well as I Hate Hamlet, Social Security and The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards.

On television, Aaron has guest roles in Wings, Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Desperate Housewives, Transparent, Madam Secretary and The Good Fight. She currently appears regularly on the critically acclaimed and Primetime Emmy-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, soon to be released in season four.

But as a child in 1956 in Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Aaron remembers that the Ku Klux Klan crosses burned on her family’s front yard. Her mother, Nina Abady, was a well-known civil rights activist who marched with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma and was the only white faculty member at Virginia Union University where she taught sociology.

Host Lisa Rosenbaum says she looks forward to asking Aaron about these childhood memories and what it was like to grow up Jewish in the south. “I think our audience will want to know how her background affected her Jewish identity and why she chose to live in the entertainment world. I’m also sure everyone will be curious about what it was like to work with so many famous directors and actors, ”and of course what this season has in store for all the characters we have come to love in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “

Ronda Spinak, Artistic Director of The Braid added, “This January, Caroline Aaron’s powerful story, The Mother Lode, will be featured on The Braid’s new show, Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew. I can’t wait to hear the backstory of how Judaism inspired her mother to publicly oppose segregation in her southern community. “

The Braid is the winner of The Argonaut’s Best of the Westside 2020’s “Best Live Theater Award” and won the Santa Monica Daily Press Award for “Most Loved” performance. Last year it was also an audience recommended winner in The Argonaut. The Braid presents inspiring Jewish stories, art, and other programs that highlight Jewish contributions to contemporary life. In its 14th season, The Braids Salon Theater brings original dramatic shows, each written on a specific theme, to the diverse and eclectic community of writers, artists and creators who celebrate Jewish life, one story at a time.

Virtual tickets for Meet Caroline Aaron of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel can be found at: the-braid.org/sunday.

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