"Amazing Grace" at Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ – It's FREE - Kids ages 12 and under can invite all their friends to join them at the Brookdale Theater Department production of Amazing Grace. Four school day matinees (for schools only) are also slated. All other tickets are $5. Mark your calendars for performances February 16 & 23 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2:00 p.m.

*The four school day matinees to schools only will take place February 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 10 a.m. at no cost to students/teachers/chaperones.

"Amazing Grace" is an adaptation by Shay Youngblood from the book by Mary Hoffman. The story follows Grace, a girl who loved stories. Empowered by the strength of her imagination and the love of her mother and Nana, this dramatic, creative girl constantly adopts roles and identities such as: Joan of Arc, Anansi the Spider, Hiawatha, Mowgli and many more.

When her class plans a presentation of "Peter Pan," "Grace knew who she wanted to be. She holds fast despite her classmates' demurrals that she can't be Peter Pan because she is a girl and because she is black. In the end, Grace shows that she can indeed do anything she sets her mind to.

The local cast includes:

•Allison Pagen, Belford: Jin/Natalie

•Takia Clayton, Neptune: Imani/Lila

•Marissa Williams, Red Bank: Grace

•Antonio Johnson, Asbury Park: Felix

•Sequoia Davis, Oakhurst: Fiona/Rosali

•Deanna Frederick, Bloomfield: Ma

•Lorraine Stone, Eatontown: Nana

•Matt Sokol, Holmdel: Sean/Raj

•Anthony Holiday, Aberdeen: Kofi

Call the Box Office at 732-224-2411 for ticket purchases, reservations or more information.