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PR # 216 April 8, 2008


The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will stage TheatreworksUSA?s production of Dr. Dolittle , Sunday, April 27, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Theatre?s Sampler Series , recommended for youngsters age four and older and their families.

Hugh Lofting, a lieutenant in the Royal British Army, is separated from his son Colin during World War I. At his wife?s urging, Lofting writes a story for him from the front, a marvelous tale about a kind-hearted physician who can talk with the animals, titled The Story of Doctor Dolittle . Doctor Dolittle lives with his animal friends in the little English town of Puddleby-on-Marsh. One day an African monkey seeks out the world-famous good doctor. When Doctor Dolittle learns that a mysterious disease is afflicting the monkeys of Africa, he sets off on a musical adventure to come to the animals? aid.

Tickets cost $10 each. Subscription discounts are available.

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 Sampler Series , the Theatre is presenting 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 Family Series , for families with children ages eight and older.

A variety of subscribers? packages are available. 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 90 associate degrees and certificates. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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