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PR # 158 February 20, 2009


The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch will present Frank McCourt?s Teacher Man , Tuesday, March 17, at 12 and 7 p.m.

The production is part of the Theatre?s new series, Tuesdays with Stories , which features theatrical adaptations of significant American literature, performed by solo actors from The American Place Theatre (APT). The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older.

In Teacher Man , McCourt, a dedicated teacher, charming storyteller and eloquent writer, shares the riches of his 30 years of experience in high school classrooms. As he writes, ?I thought I was teaching. I was learning.?

The presentation is being offered by APT?s Literature to Life Arts Education Program and has been adapted for the stage and directed by Wynn Handman. The performance will include a pre- and post-show discussion, as well as light snacks. Tickets cost $10 (12 p.m. show) and $20 (7 p.m. show).

For the fifth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the ?Best of the Best? in 2008 in the ?Playhouse/Theater? category.

Aside from Tuesdays with Stories , the Theatre is presenting this season the Major Artists Series ; the 17th annual Merck Series , made possible by a generous grant from The Merck Company Foundation; School-Time Performances , a series for teachers and students grades pre-K to 12; the Family Series , a series of events designed specially for families with older children; and the Sampler Series , a series of transformational events for children and their families. 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.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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