Thursday, December 20, 2012

Arthur Miller's 'The Price' to open BCP's 80th season

Arthur Miller’s engrossing and fascinating take on family loyalty makes its Bergen County Players’ (BCP) stage debut as part of the troupe’s landmark 80th season. "The Price" will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 12th through February 2nd. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.

Hailed as “scintillating, powerful, and moving” by the Telegraph of London, "The Price" explores how the choices of one’s youth determine the outcome of one’s life, focusing on two estranged brothers. Walter, a prosperous physician (J. Edmund Fond), and Vincent (played by Andrew Lionetti), a veteran cop struggling to make ends meet confront each other for the first time in 16 years to sell their recently deceased father’s belongings and divide his crumbling estate.

However, all is not as it seems as family secrets—and their father’s duplicity—are revealed, thrusting the brothers into conflict, and bringing into sharp contrast the stark choices between familial duty and personal ambition.

Originally staged at the Morosco Theatre in 1968, and nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play, this character-driven drama features a fiery combination of deft staging by veteran director Peter Colletto (The Solid Gold Cadillac, Lend Me a Tenor, Fuddy Meers, and the female version of The Odd Couple) and a slate of powerhouse local actors, including Andrew Lionetti (Westwood), J. Edmund Fond (Secaucus), Sharon Posada (Emerson) and Ed Gross (Westwood), promising an evening of unforgettable theater.

The production team includes Peter Colletto (Director), Noel Schoonover (Producer), Michele Roth (Stage Manager), Joanne Misha (Assistant to the Director), Michael Smith (Set Design), Brian Eller, Rosella DeVincenzo and Robin Johnson (Set D├ęcor), Bunny Mateosian (Costume Design), Ray Poquette (Lighting Design), Neil Kahn (Sound Design), Laura Bateman (Properties), Peter Oliff (Lighting Operation), Rosemary DeFlorio (Sound Operation), Edie Orlando (Makeup), John Ade (Publicity), Michael Smith (Photography), Joanna Bell Koster (Program Bios), and Kathie Robitz (Member-at-Large).

• All performances of The Price 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 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
• Tickets for The Price are $20 for all Friday and Saturday performances, $16 for all Sunday performances, and can be purchased online at, by calling 201-261-4200or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Visa, Master Card, and American Express are accepted.
• Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets at a discounted rate may call (201) 262-0515.
• As it has for the past few seasons, BCP will continue to offer a "Questions & Artists" (Q&A) discussion following the first Friday night performance on January 18th.
• Discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available for $14 by phone or as a $5 walk-up “rush” ticket starting 30 minutes before curtain.
• 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.

Further information can be found at

The Bergen County Players, Inc., is a non-Equity, non-profit community theater company dedicated to presenting quality productions for the enrichment of the community.

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