Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2015

UCACT Season Continues with Production on Suicide and Mental Health

Murphys LawUnion County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2015 Union County Advancing Community Theater (UCACT) Season will continue at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage next month with People Helping People, Inc.’s Murphy’s Law: Group Therapy Gone Wild.

An original work by Union County’s own Andrea Clinton, niece of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton (of the band Parliament/Funkadelic), the show is a dark comedy that has taken on the goal of bringing Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention to theatre audiences in a manner that is uniquely relatable. The show is set to run November 13th through the 15th.

“The Freeholder Board is proud that the UCACT program, has not only brought forth a season that encompasses a diverse body of work, but also works- like this one, that address important social issues,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. 

As with her novels, Clinton’s Murphy’s Law aims to show audiences that, “life isn’t out to get you personally, it just doesn’t know boundaries.”

In the play, Dr. Kapewski also known as Dr. Pew- an unconventional, quirky and hippie-psychotherapist- brings her patients, who would not normally be in each other’s company, together for “dramatic group therapy.”  As the saying goes, anything that can go wrong will, as her patients get carried away in their own personalities, in this group therapy session gone wild.

Tickets are priced at $15 general admission and $20 for a VIP ticket, group rates are also available. To purchase, or for additional information, please contact UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org.

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 ucnj.org/ucact.

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