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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 24, 2004

(Mahwah) – Eliza Jane Schneider, the voice of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, will bring her unique comedic perspective to the Adler Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey for a series of shows on July 28, 29, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and on August 1 at 3 p.m.

In Schneider’s self-penned, one-woman play, Speaking In Tongues, she portrays 30 characters based on her experiences traveling the country in an ambulance and asking everyone she met: What’s going on?” The performance is for mature audiences.

Speaking In Tongues is a true story. Schneider cashed in her assets, quit a lucrative job on an Emmy-winning sitcom, shaved her head, and set off on a cross-country quest in a second-hand ambulance. Along the way, she stopped at beauty parlors, swimming holes, bars, street corners and churches, asking everyone she met the question, What’s going on?” Ten years later, with 1,000 interviews and 317,000 miles logged, she has compiled the responses.

Schneider has also voiced numerous denizens of the deep in PIXAR’s Finding Nemo and is known on-camera for her role on CBS’s Beakman’s World. Her stage credits include the titles roles in Antigone and Agnes of God. She is working on the publication of her research on the dialects of spoken English with renowned dialectologist, Robert Easton.

Tickets for Speaking In Tongues are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For more information or to order tickets by phone with a major credit card, call the Box Office at 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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