Mara has kept busy in local theatres, appearing recently in Morning’s at Seven (Esther), You Can’t Take It With You (Gay Wellington/Grand Duchess), Harvey (Mrs. Chumley), Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (Bernice), To Kill a Mockingbird (Jean Louise Finch), Moon Over Buffalo (Ethel) and A Shayna Maidel (Mama), which garnered her a NJ Perry Award for Outstanding Featured Actress. Through the years, Mara has performed a wide assortment of memorable characters, ranging from The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire to Anna in The King and I.