Her Last Starring Role Marilyn Hilbert at The Marco Players Theater

Lunch Box Shows

Her Last Starring Role

By Carole Fenstermacher

A star is born.  A star sinks into oblivion.  Is it too late for a comeback?  She gets the nod, gives it a shot and now all the people and press who ignored her for 30 years are banging on her door.  And to think it was sparked by the memory of a cookie jar!  This show includes a box lunch.

Performer’s Bio

Marilyn Hilbert with The Marco Players

Marilyn Hilbert was most recently seen as Erma Bombeck in At Wit’s End. Some of her other performances at the Marco Players have been as  Adelaide in A Christmas Cactus, Daisy Wertham in Driving Miss Daisy, Ethyl in On Golden Pond and the wicked stepmother in Mirror Mirror, She looks forward to once again being  part of the Lunch Box series where she previously performed Second Lady.

Playwright’s Bio

Carole Fenstermacher Author Her Last Staring Role at The Marco Players

Carole Fenstermacher is honored to have had the opportunity to work with her gifted friend, Marilyn Hilbert, in bringing Rory Powers’ story to life. It has been a fascinating and rewarding journey! Six of Carole’s one-acts have been recognized as finalists in competitions and presented as readings. (Her full-length play, Tango At Two-Thirty is under consideration for production next season at Marco Players. Stay tuned!) Carole was last seen on the Marco Players’ stage in Steel Magnolias as M’Lynn (2018). Since moving to Florida in 2000, she has appeared with the Center for the Arts-Bonita Springs in Moon Over Buffalo as Ethel; Naples Players in The Last Romance as Carol, Les Liaisons Dangereuses as Mme de Rosemonde, Lend Me A Tenor as Julia, Anything Goes as Evangeline Harcourt, Humble Boy as Flora, Enchanted April as Mrs. Graves, A Little Night Music as Liebeslieder, Crazy For You as Mrs. Childs, All My Sons as Kate, Greetings as Emily; Gulfshore Playhouse in A Doll’s House as Helene. Directing credits include Funny Shorts Live! For Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs; The Savannah Disputation for The Studio Players; numerous ETC presentations, as well as co- and assistant director assignments for The Naples Players. For the last six years, when not on a stage, behind a stage, or writing for the stage, she has taught acting at Pelican Marsh. None of this would be possible without support from the shining star in her life, Lance.