For Immediate Release: January 11, 2017
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will present the comedy/drama Home January 26-29 and February 1-5 at the Little Theatre. The play is a joint production of the Departments of Theatre and Dance and Africana Studies.
Written by Samm-Art Williams, Home is the story of an orphaned boy who's inherited a small farm in South Carolina who loses the land, and his girl, when he's imprisoned for refusing to serve in the Vietnam war. Upon his release, Cephus heads north where his dreams of a new start quickly fade. But his joyous and indomitable spirit does not fail him and he returns home to the land — the love of his life — and happiness.
William's play received a Tony nomination for best play. Home conjures a portrait of black experience in the second half of the last century that finds a homey beauty not in suffering but in carrying on, waiting for the pain to pass and hoping for something better around the next corner.
Performances of Home are at 8:00 p.m., except on Sundays, when they are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $9.00; $7.00 for those under age 18 or seniors 55 and over. College students with valid current ID may obtain tickets for free on weeknights and $5.00 on weekends. For more information, call the Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except on College holidays.
About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where more than 20,000 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.