The Nassau Community College Departments of Theatre and Dance and African American Studies Presents "An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends"

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Immediate: December 21, 2007 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

The Nassau Community College Departments of Theatre and Dance and African American Studies Presents "An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends" January 25 – 27 & January 30 – February 3

Garden City, NY The Theatre and Dance Department and the African American Studies Department at Nassau Community College proudly present the play An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends directed by Bruce Edwin Jenkins. The play will be performed January 25 through January 27 and January 30 through February 3, 2008.Legendary poet Langston Hughes' work has been called 'the music of the Harlem Renaissance.' His poetry penetrated the souls of many African Americans and told stories of pain, love, misery and hope that served as the textual backdrop of this era in black history. An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends brings this body of work to life in an evening of poetry, music and song.

Tickets for performances of An Evening With Langston Hughes and Friends cost $9.00. Senior tickets (55 and over) are $7.00, as are those for NCC alumni or groups of ten or more. Children 12 and under may attend a performance for $5.00. Tickets for those currently attending college or high school are free with valid ID. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. daily, except for Sunday's, when they're at 3:00 p.m. To order tickets, call the Theatre and Dance 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 60 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.

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