For Immediate Release - September 6, 2007
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Theatre and Dance is proud to present Bury the Dead, a play by Irwin Shaw
Garden City, NY - The Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Bury the Dead, a play by Irwin Shaw, directed by Jim Iorio. Performances of the play will take place at the Mainstage Theatre from October 11 through 14 and 17 through 21. Showtime on October 14 and 21 will be at 3:00 p.m. Every other performance begins at 8:00 p.m.
Bury the Dead is a modern classic. This stirring and eloquent play, first produced on Broadway in 1936, employs brilliant imaginative theatricality to convey its timeless message. As chaplains arrive to say prayers for a group of fallen soldiers, the dead rise up from their newly dug graves to stubbornly stand against death.
Playwright Irwin Shaw was also a major novelist. Among the books he wrote are Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) and The Young Lions (1948).
Tickets for performances of Bury the Dead cost $9.00. Senior tickets are $7.00. Tickets for those currently attending college or high school are free, provided students have a valid ID. For more information about the play, call the NCC Theatre Box Office at 516.572.7676.