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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 25, 2007

(Mahwah) – The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’ unique memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl, will be presented in a one-hour verbatim staged performance produced by the American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Series at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  There will be two performances, Sunday October 21 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, and performed by actress Sarah Franek, it traces the harrowing story of the author and her siblings.  With mentally unstable and supremely dysfunctional parents, the Walls children are often left to fend for themselves with barely any food or shelter.  They find the resources to transcend the family’s precarious lifestyle, dreaming of the glass castle their father promises to build them.  Pre- and post-performance discussions are included and there will be sign-language interpreters at each performance.  The performance is co-sponsored by the Office of Specialized Services.

All seats cost $10.  The Sharp 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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