Union County – There is limited time to purchase tickets for the exclusive performance of “Mandela: Apartheid to Die For” Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m., at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage in Rahway.
The original work is presented by United Youth of New Jersey – a nonprofit youth organization based in Elizabeth, in partnership with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Union County Advancing Community Theater program. The performance is being produced in honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18th.
Mandela is an original play, written and produced by Charlotte and Kenny Brown, founders of United Youth of New Jersey. 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 ucpac.org or through the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226.
Following Mandela, the UCACT Series continues in August with the following performances:
- The Theatre Project presents “Legally Blonde Jr.” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage.
- Vanguard Theatre Company presents “Hairspray” the musical Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m., on the Mainstage at the UCPAC.
Union County Advancing Community Theater 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 Union County Advancing Community Theater, contact Victoria Durbin Drake, Chief of Staff, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at 908-558-2278 or visit ucnj.org/ucact.