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PR # 131 January 18, 2008

THEATRE AT RVCC TO PRESENT ADDY: AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will present Seattle Children?s Theatre?s production of Addy: An American Girl Story , Saturday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

The production is part of the Theatre?s Family Series , specially designed for families with older children. The series, recommended for families with children ages eight and older, features performances ranging from spectacular acrobatics and physical comedy to lively percussion and classical ballet.

Addy Walker is a hopeful nine-year-old girl growing up in slavery during the Civil War. Her life changes forever when Poppa and her brother, Sam, are sold from their North Carolina plantation. Despite the terrible risks, Momma and Addy realize they must go on the run before they lose each other, too. Addy?s courage helps save her and Momma as they face the road to freedom. Building a new life in freedom isn't easy, and Addy desperately misses her loved ones. Through it all, Addy and Momma hold fast to their dream of having their entire family together again.

Tickets to the Family Series performances cost $20.

For the fourth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the ?Best of the Best? in 2007 in the ?Playhouse/Theater? category.

In addition to the Family Series , the Theatre will present this season the Major Artists Series ; the 16th annual Merck Series , made possible by a generous grant from The Merck Company Foundation; School-Time Performances , a series for teachers and their students; and the Sampler Series , a series of transformational events for youngsters age four and older and their families.

A variety of subscribers? packages are available for all Theatre series. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org . Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

The Theatre offers birthday parties for both the Family and Sampler Series . For further information, call 908-725-3420.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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