Tuesday, May 31, 2016

'An Evening of One Act Plays' at Bergen County Players


Oradell, NJ, May 31, 2016 – Bergen County Players, winner of NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year and located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, is proud to present “An Evening of One Act Plays”, written by past and current members of BCP and directed by Frank Osmers, for a limited run on June 4 and June 5. This show contains mature content and language.

Within the ranks of the Bergen County Players are some amazingly talented writers, some of whom have already had plays published and performed. “An Evening of One Act Plays” presents 5 plays that cover a wide spectrum of entertaining and thought-provoking subjects. This is
a unique opportunity to experience a series of extraordinary and new plays in an intimate setting.

“Burping the Baby” by Eileen Deutsch, is a short comic piece about a man and a woman struggling mightily to entertain the audience, a.k.a. "The Baby" with a variety of tactics.

“Remember Love”, by Elaine Davis is about two sisters struggling to agree on what to do with their aging mother, who has memory issues.

“Tim Eless: Private Eye” by Stephen Kaplan is about whether a private eye with a short memory can handle a case brought by a leggy femme fatale.

“A Room Forever” by Lisa Dahlborg is about a son that finds his mother after many years. Has her “profession” made her children who they are?

“Flood Insurance” by John Kiely is a brief snapshot of the damage to people’s lives by Hurricane Sandy.

The talented cast includes Matthew Blum of Paramus (Boy in
“Burping the Baby”), Bridget Duffy of Haworth (Girl in “Burping the Baby”), Rosemary DeFlorio of Rivervale (Anna in “Remember Love”), Michael Devaney of Emerson (Stuart in “Remember Love” and Don in “Flood Insurance”), Staci Beth Block of Hackensack (Jane in “Remember Love”), Helen Exel of Nutley (Mom in “Remember Love”), David
Luke of Mahwah (Tim in “Tim Eless: Private Eye” and Jack in “Flood Insurance”), Debbie Zika of Hillsdale (Laurie in “Tim Eless: Private Eye”), Shari Buchwald of Haworth (Nora in “A Room to Remember”), Kenneth Rivera of Teaneck (Duke in “A Room to Remember”) and Kathleen Ruland of Lodi (Ro in “Flood Insurance”).

The production team, besides director Osmers, includes Lynne Lupfer and Andrew Whitney (Co-Producers), Howard Kerner (Assistant Director/Sound Manager), Marci Weinstein (Set D├ęcor), Ray Poquette (Lighting Design), Lauren Salaterski (Lighting Operation), Joe Ercole (Sound Design), Taylor Donohue (Properties), Brittany Haydock (Program), Susan Preziosi (Costumes), Celeste Fasone (Make-up), Mark Rinis (Crew), Jay Weinstein (Publicity), Alan Zenreich (Videography), and Paul Reitnauer (Social Media).


All performances for "An Evening of One Act Plays" take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performance times are Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm.

Tickets for "An Evening of One Act Plays" are $11 for all
performances, and 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. Visa, Master Card and
American Express are accepted.

Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can email or call the main number and press #6.

Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theatre.

The Bergen County Players has grown tremendously from its roots as a small community theatre when it was founded in 1932; today, more than 300 volunteer members, working on and off stage, make possible the nine productions presented each season.

Further information can be found at


(front, l-r) Debbie Zika, Shari Buchwald, Kenneth Rivera, Kathleen Ruland
and (rear, l-r) Michael Devaney and David Luke. Photo by
Michael Smith

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