Platanos Y Collard GreensNassau Community College Presents
Platanos Y Collard Greens
February 9 – 19

         Hear From Playwright David Lamb at a Talkback Session & Reception
         on February 19 Following the Performance

 WHO:  The Nassau Community College Theater and Dance Department and the Africana Studies Department present Platanos Y Collard Greens, directed by Danielle Criss.  Special Talkback Session & Reception, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Black History Month Committee, scheduled for February 19 immediately following the performance.

WHAT:  Platanos Y Collard Greens is a romantic comedy about what happens when an African American and a Latina college student fall in love. Threaded by the culture of Hip-Hop, the lovers defend their relationship, as friends and family learn that this food fight calls for fusion instead of feud.

“The Platanos Y Collard Greens Ensemble has the beautiful and unique opportunity to embody their authenticity by tapping into the characters in Lamb’s original work. The script has acted as a mirror to the ensemble’s lives, giving them a fruitful theatrical and cultural experience. This production celebrates African American, Latinx, and Hip-Hop cultures in a way that brings us all together and uplifts the beauty of the Nassau Community College community,” said Director Danielle Criss.

Thursday, February 9 - Sunday, February 12; Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 19
All shows 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.
Streaming show on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Talkback with David Lamb, Playwright, immediately following performance:  Sunday, February 19

General Admission Tickets:  $10.00
NCC Students:  Free with valid ID
Discount Tickets:  $8.00 Veterans, Alumni, NCC Employees, Seniors 60+
All Students - any age:  $10.00
Online Streaming Pass:  2/18/23 performance:  $10.00

To purchase tickets, please call 516.572.7676 Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except on College holidays, or email

WHERE:  Nassau Community College
Mainstage Theater - Building W
Garden City, NY 11530

Media Contact:  Lindsey Angioletti | C:  (516) 320-0695 |

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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