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Tickets available for “Mandela: Apartheid to Die for” July 25 at UCPAC

ELIZABETH, NJ- – Tickets are now available for Mandela: Apartheid to Die For to be presented Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage in Rahway.

The exclusive performance at the Arts Center is presented by United Youth of New Jersey (UYNJ)- a non-profit youth organization based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in partnership with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Union County Advancing Community Theater program (UCACT).

The second performance in the UCACT 2015 season, Mandela is an original work, written and produced by Charlotte and Kenny Brown, founders of UYNJ. The play tells the story of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa who became known and respected all over the world as a symbol of the struggle against apartheid and all forms of racism.

Tickets are priced at $10 and can be purchased online at or through the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226.

The mission of the United Youth of New Jersey Corporation is to provide a living-learning environment that encourages academic and personal development for a diverse community, while addressing the whole family with well-maintained facilities, to continue to be an afterschool learning center for at-risk youth and provide them with the motivation and tools needed to succeed in school and in life.

UCACT grants funding to cover the hard costs associated with putting up at production at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Through creative partnership and a holistic approach, the program creates a successful business model for Community Theater, allowing them to provide quality performances while also thriving financially.

For more information on UCACT, please contact Victoria Durbin Drake, Chief of Staff, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at 908-558-2278 or visit