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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 10, 2000

(Mahwah) – SubUrbia, performance artist, actor and playwright Eric Bogosian’s acclaimed play about a group of post-high school 20-year-olds, will open Wednesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater (Berrie Center) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The play focuses on the hard-hitting issues common to today’s and yesterday’s teens: After a suburban, middle-class, mall culture upbringing, what do you do with your life” Richard Topol of Larchmont, NY is the director.

“Bogosian’s themes cover escape and re-invention, the American dream . . . and the American nightmare. This is ambitious stuff and the brave ending has an unexpected twist leaving the air suffused with tragedy. Yes, a must-see!” wrote a reviewer in The New York Post.

The play is presented by the Ramapo College Theater Program. Melissa Ann Colgan of Woodbridge is the production stage manager, and David J. Cruse of Middletown and Anthony Kollar of Garnerville, NY are the assistant stage managers. The part of Erica is performed by Erin Carrero of Allendale; Kevin Crawley of Saddle Brook is Buff; Irene Doudonis of Staten Island, plays Pakeeza; David J. Fretz of Oradell is Tim; Kevin Keiser of Hazlet is Norman; Robert Pantano of Bergenfield is Jeff; Josh Ritter of Long Valley is Pony; Beth Train of Montvale is Bee-Bee; and Tricia Van Vliet of Glen Rock is Sooze.

Additional performances are October 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., October 28 at 5 and 10 p.m. and October 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students. 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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