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“The legal system can force open doors and sometimes even knock down walls,

but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me.” *


                                                                                          ~ Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

*1992 Liberty Medal Acceptance Remarks. For the remarks in their entirety, visit: The National Constitution Center

Justice and Mrs. Marshall were early residents of Morningside Gardens.

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and acknowledged for promoting community and engaging the richly diverse

Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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Current News


It is with great sadness

that we announce

the passing of our

wonderful founder,

Lydia LaFleur.

We hope to have a

memorial on Zoom

or in person

as soon as we can.

Please note we have postponed our production of Miss Ellen Terry.

Do check in soon for an alternate date and stay healthy.  

Miss Ellen Terry - A Very Private Talk

"A great and scandalous English actress tells all."


Adapted from the writing of Terry, G.B. Shaw,

C. Dickens, Carroll, and O. Wilde.


Susanna Frazer*, Mark Hofmaier*, Tom Miller*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Directed by Bridget Leicester 

Performance Dates TBA  

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