Immediate:  January 8, 2018

Nassau Community College Presents

Sizwe Bansi is Dead

January 19-21 & 24-28

Garden City, NY — The Nassau Community College Departments of Africana Studies and Theatre and Dance will present the drama Sizwe Bansi is Dead January 19-21 and 24-28 at the Little Theatre.

Sizwe Bansi is Dead, by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, is about the dehumanizing treatment of South Africa's black population under apartheid. Sizwe Bansi had come to the city of Port Elizabeth to find work. A person of color must have a properly stamped identity book in order to get it, but he had gotten into trouble with the authorities. A certain Mr. Buntu becomes his tutor in deception when the men hit upon a scheme of stealing a corpse's passbook and allowing Sizwe Bansi to die, so that, under an assumed name, he may live to support his family.

Performances of Sizwe Bansi is Dead are at 8:00 p.m., except on Sundays, when they are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00, discounted to $7.00 for those aged 55 and over. Rush tickets purchased at the door with current college ID or for those under age 18 are free on weeknights (while supplies last) and $5.00 on weekends. The theatre box office can be reached at 516.572.7676 Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except on College holidays.

Media Contact:
Alicia Steger 516.572.9634;

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