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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 9, 2005

(Mahwah) – The theater program of Ramapo College of New Jersey will present A Lesson Before Dying March 10 and 11 and March 14 – 17 at 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater. Additional performances are scheduled March 12 and 13 at 2 and 8 p.m. Joanne Monteleone, a professor of theater at the College, will direct the production.

Set in a small southern town in 1948, a young black man is to be executed for a crime he did not commit. Before he dies, his former teacher helps him to value himself, and learns a lesson of his own along the way. Romulus Linney’s dramatic rendering of Ernest J. Gaine’s award-winning 1992 book is an elegant but harsh illumination of a search for grace and dignity.

Tickets for the performance are $10. The Adler Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For more information call 201.684.7844.

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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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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