For Immediate Release – January 15, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents
January 24-26 & January 29-February 2
Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Departments of Theatre and Dance and Africana Studies are pleased to present the drama Stick Fly, which will be performed at the Mainstage Theatre January 24 through 26 and January 29 through February 2.
In Stick Fly, two brothers bring their girlfriends to the family's summer home on Martha's Vineyard to meet their parents. Taylor, an academic, struggles to fit into the upper-crust lifestyle of the affluent African American LeVay family, while Kimber—a self described WASP who works with inner city school children—fits in more easily. The two women, however, don't hit it off and sparks fly. As the ladies face off over issues of race and privilege, tensions reach a boiling point and long-buried family secrets are revealed.
Stick Fly was written by Lydia R. Diamond, a nationally recognized playwright who has been a W.E.B. DuBois Institute Fellow and a Huntington Playwriting Fellow. The play was performed on Broadway in 2011.
Performances of Stick Fly are at 8:00 p.m., except Sunday, when they are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $9.00. They are $7.00 for those 55 or over. While supplies last, rush tickets (tickets bought at the door at the time of performance) are free for college students with valid, current ID. For more information, please call the theatre box office at 516.572.7676 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 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. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.