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Thursday, January 4, 2018



Oradell, NJ, January 4, 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, 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 (Assistant to the Director),
Myra Richards (Assistant 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

firehouse_75a_small•       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, 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 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.
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 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.

Photo: (l-r) Roy Harry, Rachel Gordon, Brittany Haydock, Marian McCabe and Allen Pines (Photo by Steve Mintz)

The Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, January 13 - February 3. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.
Further information can be found at

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