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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 3, 2005

(Mahwah) — The theater program of Ramapo College of New Jersey will present Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s southern” comedy about three eccentric sisters, October 20 – 22 and 26 – 29.  Mary Ellen Allison, an associate professor of theater at the College, will direct the play.

Enter the absurd world of the McGrath sisters, where tragedy befalls these good but wacky people caught up in the disappointment of their personal lives.  Attempted murder, unrequited love and pretense, presented with penetrating humor, energy and merriment, add up to an uproarious evening.

This production showcases the talents of Ramapo College theater program students:

Heather Armhold
Brad Haarbauer
Emily Levin
Tim Moran
Jen Ponton
Jessica Ross
Pamela Ross
Elizabeth Shaughnessy
Kendra Thatcher

Spotswood, NJ
Mahwah, NJ
Barnegat, NJ
East Windsor, NJ
Bloomsbury, NJ
Franklinville, NJ
Flemington, NJ
Spotswood, NJ
Lambertville, NJ

Crimes of the Heart won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play in 1981.

The production will be performed Thursday through Saturday, October 20 – 22 and Wednesday through Saturday, October 26 – 29 at 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater, located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the campus of Ramapo College.  Tickets are $10.  For ticket information, contact 201.684.7844.


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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