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298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649

201-261-4200

Bergen County Players, inc.

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NEWS/PRESS

BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS PRESENTS THE SUSPENSE THRILER, NIGHT WATCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT:  Peter Caust
201-615-0404
Publicity@bcplayers.org
Photos @ www.bcplayers.org

ORADELL, NJ, March 13, 2017 - Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Night Watch, an ingeniously devised thriller written by Lucille Fletcher, opening March 25th, 2017.  The play is directed by veteran director Jerry Hurley, and will run through April 22nd, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. The curtain is at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.

NIGHT WATCH centers on a woman, who “thinks” she witnesses a murder in the house next door.  Did she?  Was she imagining it? Everyone has a theory but who is right?  When asked why he chose this production, Director Jerry Hurley says, “In the old fashioned genre of mysteries, this play Night Watch fits so nicely into that mold. It keeps its ending a total surprise and it drops clues throughout the play.”

Jerry Hurley (Director) is a life member with Bergen County Players for over 40 years.  He has performed onstage and directed many shows including mysteries, comedies, dramas, radio shows, and children’s show, as well as worked backstage on the sets of too many plays to mention.  Jerry was a member of the Executive Board as 2nd Vice President, Chairman of the Play and Casting Committee, and uncountable years as the head of BCP’s Workshop Committee.  Jerry has always said that BCP fits very comfortably in the definition of A COMMUNITY THEATER where, when help is needed on a show, members are there with needles and thread, hammers and saws, paint and brushes, and crews to help run the shows from backstage.

The talented cast of Night Watch includes Clayton Cardoso of New Milford, as Sam Hoke; Richard Ciero of Oradell, as Vanelli; Rosella DeVincenzo of New Milford, as Helga; Hedieh Fidanza of Spring Valley NY, as Blanche; Karli Jewett of Westwood, as Elaine; Howard Kerner of Teaneck, as Curtis Appleby; Chantel Pittman of Spring Valley NY, as Dr. Tracy Lake; Vincent Schera of West Nyack, NY as Lt. Walker and Larry Shagawat of Clifton, as John.

The crew of Night Watch includes Meri Apfel (Producer), Kathleen Ruland (Assistant Director), Michele Roth (Stage Manager), Michael Smith (Set Construction / Set Design), Rhea Smith (Set Décor), Ray Poquette (Lighting Design), Sandra Conklin (Lighting Operator), Robert DeScherer (Sound Design), Andrew Whitney (Sound Operation), Lynne Lupfer (Costumes), Jennifer Beza (Costumes), Barbra Murtha (Properties), Kahyo Eguchi (Properties), Edie Orlando (Hair and Makeup), Nicole Parente (Hair and Makeup), Jennifer Cottone (Publicity), Rosaria Caporrimo (Biographies), Doria E. Hillsman (Biographies), Michael Smith (Photography) and  James Lugo (Member at Large).

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • All performances for Night Watch take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
  • Tickets for Night Watch are $21 for Friday/Saturday performances and $17 for Sunday matinees, and may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Visa, Master Card and American Express are accepted.
  • Questions & Artists talkback session will be held following the performance on Friday, March 31st, 2017. The session is included in the cost of the ticket to that performance.
  • Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can email groups@bcplayers.org or call the main number and press #6.
  • Row K, Seats #1 and #2 are held to accommodate people with disabilities. They can be purchased by calling the box office at 201-261-4200. These seats will be released for public sale two weeks prior to performance.
  • Advance discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available for $14 by phone or walk-up only, and student rush seats can be purchased for $5 (cash only) starting 30 minutes before curtain at every performance, pending seat availability. There is a limit of one rush ticket per student.
  • Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theater.

The Bergen County Players has grown tremendously from its roots as a small community theater when it was founded in 1932; today, nearly 300 volunteer members, working on and off stage, make possible the nine productions presented each season. The remaining Main Stage production is Chapter Two (May 6th to June 4th) and the remaining Second Stage production  Standing on Ceremony (June 10th to June 11th).

To schedule press interviews, photos, press comps or for additional information, please contact Peter Caust at 201-615-0404 or by e-mail at PUBLICITY@BCPLAYERS.ORG. Photos and press information are also available at www.bcplayers.org.


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