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Atlantic Cape Presents Free Play March 10 Through New Jersey Theatre Alliance

February 16, 2012

Tickets are available for two free performances of “IRL: In Real Life,” a live play presented by Atlantic Cape Community College, in conjunction with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival, Saturday, March 10. The show is geared to children ages 11-18 and their families, and will be held at 11 a.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, Cape May Court House, and at 4 p.m. in the Walter Edge Theater on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The play follows four students who encounter anonymous text messages, exploited secret photos and threatening online conversations and learn that rumors go viral and the dangers of cyber-bullying lead to consequences everyone needs to face. The production investigates how students can take an active role to end cyber-bullying.

Performances are free, but reservations are needed to ensure a seat.

To make a reservation, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at, call (609) 343-5666 or reserve online at

The Stages Festival is a statewide event offering free and discounted tickets to performances, workshops, classes and events at the state’s professional theatres, as well as in non-traditional venues like libraries, schools, senior centers and museums. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s citizens to attend their local professional theaters by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun.

All across the state, patrons will receive free and discounted tickets to more than 100 performances and special events, including classes, workshops and backstage tours. Since its inception in 1998, the program has served more than 75,000 people. The New Jersey Theatre Alliance encourages audiences to bring children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, and make a day of it. To receive a full schedule of statewide events for The Stages Festival, visit

Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theater companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation and audience development. Currently celebrating its 30th year, the Alliance provides member theaters and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs. The Alliance assists member theaters in their growth and development, as well as in the promotion of their programs, helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides a variety of services to enhance their theater-going experience.