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CNR Celebrates The City of New Rochelle With “Ragtime"

The College of New Rochelle (CNR) presents "Ragtime" in Nov.
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) presents "Ragtime" in Nov. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --  The College of New Rochelle is presenting "Ragtime" - set in a Broadview Avenue house in New Rochelle -as part of the town’s 325th anniversary celebration.

Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, “Ragtime” tells the story of three families at the start of the American Century, among them a family of well-to-do residents of New Rochelle, a brilliant Harlem pianist and the mother of his child and an immigrant artist and his daughter.

“As a college, this is a teaching moment. ‘Ragtime’ reminds us of how we got to where we are," said director Laurie Peterson Castaldo.

Performances will be on Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and November 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. They take place at Romita Auditorium on the Main Campus of CNR located at 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle.

Tickets are $25 and $20 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets and find additional information, visit CNR Drama’s website.

A cast of 36 is drawn from New York City and environs as well as The College of New Rochelle Community.

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