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Stockton's Play in a Day Event to Benefit Sandy Victims

The event begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey continues to do its part to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The college will host a "Play in a Day," event Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.in the Campus Center Theater, the college announced Tuesday night. Admission is two food items, excluding glass, cellophane and opened containers, and an encouraged donation of $10 per person, $5 for students, college officials said.

The event is open to the public, and college officials suggest those attending the event bring items such as canned fruit, bottled water, baby food, pet food, canned foods such as tuna, salmon, Spam and chicken; food items in plastic jars such as peanut butter and jelly and “shelf stable: milk products like condensed milk and Parmalat.

The event is a "24-hour theater festival," and will include five short plays that were written, directed and rehearsed over the course of a day, according to college officials. Five playwrights will be given a list of available actors and props, and will begin preparing their plays Friday night, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., according to college officials.

“I was thinking about what we could do to raise funds and collect resources for victims of this terrible storm,” said Associate Director for Residence Education John Perovich, who participated in a similar event while pursuing his Master's Degree at New York University. “This seemed like something that could help people and at the same time be a lot of fun.”

Stockton student Jacob Wolos, of Galloway, will be among the playwrights, along with Stephanie Allen of Forked River, and Michael Meinberg of North Middletown. Community members will also be involved, including Donna Freidel of Sewell, and Dave Somers of Leeds Point, according to the college.

According to the college, actors will include students Nick Zebrowski of Forked River; Kaitlin Butulan of Browns Mills; Taylor Cawley of Cape May Court House; Daniel Cerullo of Little Egg Harbor; Anastasia Sarnese of Hammonton; Leticia Santos of Jersey City and Danielle Kearney of Old Bridge; alumni/staff members Brian Pluchino and Steve Radwanski both of Egg Harbor Twp; staff member Christy Cunningham of Galloway; former staff member Debbie Scheibler of Camden; and community members Nicole Giapoutzis of Hammonton; Louise Seitman of Egg Harbor Township; and Rosemary Molloy of Little Egg Harbor.

Stockton College has held food drives to benefit victims of the storm. During the recovery, the college housed some of the workers from out of state who came in to New Jersey to help with recovery throughout Atlantic County.

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