Immediate: January 17, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
The Nassau Community College Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Free to Be...You and Me"Feb. 29 – March 2 & March 7 – 9
Garden City, NY The Theatre and Dance Department at Nassau Community College is proud to present the musical play Free to Be...You and Me, based on the popular record album and illustrated songbook for children, put together in part by actress Marlo Thomas and first released in 1972. The play will be performed Feb. 29 through March 2 and March 7 through March 9 at the Little Theatre.
The idea to create the original album Free to Be...You and Me came from Marlo Thomas. She wanted to teach her young niece that it was okay to go against the gender stereotypes that were evident in children's books of the time. The songs and stories in Free to Be...You and Me espouse such values as individuality and happiness with one's identity. In 1974, a television special aired with the songs and stories done by celebrities. The well-received program won an Emmy and was subsequently seen by many schoolchildren of the period.
Tickets for Free to Be...You and Me cost $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. High school and college students with a current ID will be admitted for free. Performances are Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call the Theatre box office at 516.572.7676.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.