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ACCC Presents 'Dear America,' Free Play on March 9 for Kids Grades K-8

January 29, 2008

-"Dear America," a live play presented by Atlantic Cape Community College, in conjunction with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, will offer two free performances for children grades K-8 and their families on Sunday, March 9.

The play will be staged at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center in Cape May Court House at noon and at the Walter Edge Theatre on ACCC's Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, at 4 p.m.

Dear America will be performed by the well known Pushcart Players, Inc. Repertory Theatre for Children. The performance is a high-spirited, fast paced musical journey that explores ethnic roots and promotes the value of multi-culturalism in the U.S.

The story is about Aunt Trudy, a survivor of World War II, who discovers the precious legacy of freedom and democracy in America during her travels as a musician. Over the course of her journey, she writes of her great adventures and the people she meets in letters to her young niece, Anya. Her correspondence provides a stunning overview of America, past and present, and the roles each ethnic group played in helping to create the mosaic of our nation.

Performances are free of charge, but reservations are necessary.

To make a reservation for the Mays Landing Campus performance, call (609) 343-4826, or visit ACCC Web site at http://www.atlantic.edu/dearamerica. To make a reservation for the Cape May County performance, call the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, (609) 463-1924.

Family Week at the Theatre is an annual statewide festival offering free tickets to young people and their families. It was developed to encourage families to attend professional theatre together. To receive a full schedule of other performances, call 1-800-THE-ARTS or visit www.familyweek.com.