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Bergen County Players, inc.

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BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS TACKLES ART, POLITICS, AND FAMILY SECRETS WITH OTHER DESERT CITIES

Oradell, NJ, January 3, 2018 - Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 85th season with Other Desert Cities, written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Dottie Fisher.  Other Desert Cities will run January 13th – February 3rd with curtain at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. All performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. 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.

It’s Christmas and the entire Wyeth family has gathered to celebrate at the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years. Dad (Roy Harry of Upper Saddle River) is a former politician and actor, Mom (Marian McCabe of Tappan, NY) is a clever calculating socialite, daughter Brooke (Brittany Haydock of Glen Ridge) is a struggling writer recovering from a mental breakdown, son Trip (Allen Pines of Fair Lawn) is a slick reality TV producer, and rounding out the festivities is the eccentric free spirited Aunt Silda (Rachel Gordon of Paramus). The happy reunion is abruptly disrupted when Brooke announces that she has written a memoir chronicling the most tragic moment of the family’s history. Suddenly the family is faced with examining their relationships and the damage that can be done when secrets become public.

Director Dottie Fischer, a Life Member of BCP, is a veteran director of more than a dozen shows on the BCP stage, including Guys and Dolls, August: Osage County, Beehive, Anything Goes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, They’re Playing Our Song, Honk! and Seussical, the Musical.

The crew of Other Desert Cities includes: Dottie Fischer (Director), Michele Roth (Producer), Geri Berhain (Assisstant to the Director), Myra Richards (Assisstant AD), Anita Esteve (Stage Manager), Steve Moldt (Set Design/Construction), Marci K. Weinstein (Décor/Program Notes), Sharla Herbert (Costumes), Christine Francois (Props), Bryan John Morris (Props/Crew), Allan Seward (Lighting Design), Jill Hendrickson (Lighting Operator), Tim Larsen (Sound Design), Lisa Dahlborg (Sound Operator), Jennifer Cottone (Publicity), Steve Mintz (Photography), Sarah Medcalf (Make-Up) and Debbie Zika (Member-at-Large).

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • All performances for Other Desert Cities take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performances run January 13 through February 3, 2018 with show times on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
  • Tickets for Other Desert Cities are $21 for Friday/Saturday performances and $17 for Sunday matinees, and can 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.
  • BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be held following the performance on Friday, January 19, 2018.
  • 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.

Calendar Listing: OTHER DESERT CITIES OPENS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; LITTLE FIREHOUSE THEATRE, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. Free parking at the lot off Park Avenue one-half block north of theater. Tickets range from $17 to $21. For tickets, please call (201) 261-4200 or buy online at www.bcplayers.org. Student and group discounts are available.

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.

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