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Ramapo College To Present We Are Your Sisters Story Relates the Experiences of Slave Women

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 31, 2001

(Mahwah) — We Are Your Sisters, Blue Heron Theatre’s award-winning drama with music, which recounts the astonishing stories of African-American women who endured the degradation of slavery to meet the challenges of freedom, will be onstage in the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey Sunday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m.

We Are Your Sisters was inspired by the authentic words of former slave women and their experiences before, during and after the Civil War. This production melds these gripping stories with music and dance motifs inspired by African and American historical/cultural traditions, and uses the past to speak to contemporary issues of personal struggle, oppression and the meaning of freedom.

Directed by Darryl V. Jones, the drama was adapted for the stage by Stephanie von Hirschberg and Ardelle Striker from We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century by Dorothy Sterling.

Tickets are $15 adults; $10 seniors; and $5 students and children under 18. For reservations, call (201) 684-7844.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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