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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 4, 2002

(Mahwah) – The quintessential American play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, will be performed at Ramapo College of New Jersey April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 24 at 5 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Terra Vandergaw, assistant professor of theater in Ramapo’s School of Contemporary Arts, is the director. Tickets are $10. For ticket information, call (201) 684-7844.

Through the familiar daily routines of two families and their neighbors in a small New Hampshire town, Wilder’s play communicates what is universal and vital to all of us. As Wilder says “It is an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.” While the play is set in the early part of the 20th century its poignant theme is particularly striking given the events of the past year. It is time to take a new look at this classic American play.

The cast includes:

Melissa Bartley of Mahwah
Vincent Bivona of Park Ridge
Thomas Balne of Montville
Lee Chernowez of East Brunswick
Darragh Cimis of Brick
Sally Donnelly of Ramsey
Sarah Felix of Middlesex
Kristyn Grasing of New Milford
Daniella Greaves of Paterson
Mallory Hoernig of Wyckoff
Scott Johnson of Forked River
Becky Karpoff of Bogota
David Mannarino of Woodridge
William Moran of Rahway
Naomi Ortiz of Nanuet, NY
Kevin Pertusiello of Hazlet
Lee Sable of Fairlawn
Jenelle Sosa of West Milford
Joe Tropia of Freehold
Francesco Virgilio of Unio Beach


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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