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PR # 64 October 17, 2008


Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage a student production of Neil Simon?s Barefoot in the Park , November 5-8, at 8 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College?s North Branch Campus. The comedy is being directed by Gloria Trombley of Bridgewater, RVCC adjunct professor.

Set in New York City in the early 1960s, Barefoot in the Park centers around newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter. The couple is starting off married life in a run-down apartment, complete with holes in the ceiling and lacking heat?in the middle of February. Paul is a straight-laced young attorney who has just landed his first position in a law firm. His bride, however, is a far more spontaneous free spirit who is focused on having a long honeymoon. In addition to adjusting to married life, the couple must contend with an oddball neighbor, Victor Velasco, and Corie?s well-meaning, single, doting mother.

The student cast includes:

Corie Bratter - Katie McGillick of Flemington
Telephone Repair Man ?Harry Pepper? - Karl Jacobsen of Clinton
Delivery Man (from Lord & Taylor) - Alex Agisilaov of Madison
Paul Bratter - Tim O?Neill of Middlesex
Corie?s mother, Mrs. Ethel Banks - Lynda Dickson of Bridgewater
Victor Velasco - Mike Patierno of South Orange
Mr. Munshin - Jerome John of Somerset
Stage Manager - Vincent Rocha of Bridgewater
Light Board Operator - Laura Chrismon of Flemington

Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission. For tickets, call 908-725-3420. For further information, call 908-218-8876.

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. 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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