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Some Sweet Day Will be Staged at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 26, 2007

(Mahwah) – The New Jersey premier of Some Sweet Day will be presented by the theater program of Ramapo College Thursday through Saturday, April 5 through 7 and Wednesday through Saturday, April 11 through 14 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the college campus.  Mary Ellen Allison, an associate professor of theater at the college, will direct the performance.

With book by Mac Pirkle and Don Jones and music and lyrics by Si Kahn, Some Sweet Day is a lively combination of folk, country and gospel music that highlights a compelling story of racism and unionizing set in the 1930 Mississippi Delta region of Arkansas.  Based on a real organization, the story follows the intertwining lives of the cotton sharecroppers and labor leaders as they struggle to overcome the poverty and bigotry of the time and organize an integrated sharecropper’s union against the wishes of the land bosses.

The production showcases the talents of Ramapo College theater program students and several invited performers:

Hanna Allison
Matt Armenti
Lauren Barbara
Jenny Bartolf
Ashley Cohen
Chelsea Collins
Dee Bright Foreman
Isaiah Frizzelle
Andrew Galuskin
Leah Huss
Nicole MacDonald
Tom Mazzarella
Tim Moran
Tanesia Moses
Jenna Myers
Anthony Peterson
Adam Posluszny
Charlotte Rogers
Pam Ross
Corey Williams
Knight Wilson
Alyssa Winter

Park Ridge
East Windsor
Wall Township
Jersey City
East Orange
Glen Rock

The music is based, in part, on Si Kahn’s experiences as a civil rights, labor and community organizer in Forrest City, Arkansas.


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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