Monday, February 20, 2017

Next at BCP ‘Time Stands Still’ by Donald Margulies

 

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Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies’ riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 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.

TIME STANDS STILL focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems
to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the
toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their
own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the
prospect of a more conventional life. Can they stay together amidst
unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? What is their role in
covering atrocities but taking no action to stop them?

Nominated for both a Tony and Outer Critic Circles Award as Best Play of 2010, this play "is handily Donald Margulies’s finest play since the Pulitzer
Prize-winning “Dinner With Friends.”  NY TIMES. Audiences may recall
BCP’s tremendously successful production of Brooklyn Boy, the Tony
nominated play, also written by Donald Margulies and also directed by
Ray Yucis, featuring many of the same cast and crew.
Ray Yucis (Director) is typically found wearing his “director hat”,
having directed BCP’s productions of Brooklyn Boy, The Women, Company, Moonlight & Magnolias, Comic Potential (Perry Award Nomination/Best Direction) and Around the World in 80 Days. A resident of Paterson, he also serves as Resident Director of SummerStage at Leonia where he directed Oklahoma, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, A Grand Night for Singing, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, South Pacific, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. He has also directed for the Players Guild of Leonia.

The talented cast of Time Stands Still includes Leslie Darcy of Oakland,
NJ as Sarah, Anthony Ventola of Oradell, NJ as James, James Lugo of
Congers, NY as Richard and Messalina Morley of Ridgewood, NJ as Mandy.The crew of Time Stands Still includes: Darren Carfano (Producer),
Linda Taub (Assistant to the Director), Geri Berhain (Stage Manager),
Adam Farnan (Set Design and Construction), Matthew Rofofsky, Barbra
Murtha and Ellyn Essig (Set Decor), Allan Seward (Lighting Design),
Katie Lupfer (Costume Design), Annette Jacobs, Darlene Slezak and Judy
Rosenberg (Properties), Cliff Dreispan (Lighting Operation), Tim
Larsen (Sound Design), Taylor Donahue (Sound Operation), Elaine
D’Addezio (Makeup Design), Alan Zenreich (Photography) and Marci
Weinstein (Program Notes).

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION
•        All performances for Time Stands Still 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 Time Stands Still 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.
•        BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be held
following the performance on Friday, February 24th. 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 one week
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: TIME STANDS STILL OPENED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AND  RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 11. 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 - $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. The remaining Main Stage
productions are Night Watch (March 25th to April 22nd) and Chapter Two
(May 6th to June 4th). Remaining Second Stage productions include
Patio/Porch, Impromptu (March 4th to March 5th) and 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.

Photo Caption: (Clockwise, from upper left corner) Leslie Darcy, James
Lugo, Messalina Morley and Anthony Ventola (Alan Zenreich -Photography)

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