Tuesday, October 16, 2018



Oradell, NJ, October 20, 2018 - Bergen County Players (BCP), one of
America's longest-running little theater companies, is proud to
present in its 86th season the 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, You
Can't Take It With You. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart,
You Can't Take It With You will be performed at the Little Firehouse
Theatre in Oradell from October 20th through November 10th, 2018.
Even after 82 years we still can't avoid the chaos of 'wealth loving
the poor" all in this hilarious comedy featured at the little
Playhouse in Oradell Shows will be on 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.
The Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was adapted for the
big screen as You Can't Take It with You? which won the Academy Award
for Best Picture and Best Director in 1939.   Later adapted for
television, and is considered a favorite of American high school

Its 1936 and we share Martin Vabderhof's "Grandpa" 360 degree view of
the "money vs life-balance" world around him that comes with a
charming daughter who loves tranquility,  a beautiful granddaughter
Alice that only wishes her family was a little more normal, her
sister Essis who let's just say is not the best dancer, with a
host of silly social misfits all living together and in the house to
meet the young wealthy banker's son Tony - who wants to be the Mr
to Grandpa's granddaughter  and Tony's parents might be too smug to
admit they need some pursuit life instead of money for happiness in
their lives.  Within all this, we find a moment to laugh cry and love
will that be enough in the end for Tony and Alice's future wedding
dreams... jump in a chair and come see the ?opening curtain to final
words for chilling giggles and laughs as we try to see how comical
lives can truly be.
Director Lynne Lupfer of Tenafly is a Life Member and seasoned BCP
director, having previously helmed the BCP productions of Leading
Ladies, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, and The Mouse That Roared. She has
also served on the crew of countless other productions.
The Talented cast of ?You Can?t Take It With You? includes Roy Harry
as 'Grandpa" Martin Vabderhof (of Upper Saddle River), Debbie
Buchsbaum as Penny Sycamore (of River Vale) , Glenn Woertz as Glenn
Sycamore (of Alpine), Vianna Fagel as Alice Sycamore (of Montclair),
Katie Lupfer as Essie Charmichael (of Tenafly), Sean Coyle as Ed
Charmichael (of Hackensack), Ross Pohling as Tony Kirby (of Westwood),
David Luke as Anthony Kirby Sr. (of Mahwah), Cynthia Smith Barry as
Miriam Kirby (of Fair Lawn), Earle Ziff as Boris Kolenkhof (of
Englewood), Rob Kopil as Mr. De Pinna (of Suffern, NY), Kevin Brady as
Donald (of Jersey City), Evianna Hawkins as Rheba (of Westwood),
Andrew Whitney as Wilbur Henderson (of Ramsey), Mara Karg as the Grand
Duchess Olga Katrina (of Nanuet, NY), Anthony Bailey as The Man (of
Ramsey), Eric Jusino as Mac (of Carlstadt) and Larry Laterza as Jim
(of River Edge).
The production team is comprised of Lynne Lupfer (Director/ Set
Design), Michele Roth (Producer), Geri Berhain (Stage-manager/AD), Ron
Drobes (Set Design Construction), Ellyn Essig (Set-d├ęcor), Joe Lanteri
(Lighting Design), Julie Steckler-Kopil (Lighting Operation), Tim
Larsen (Sound Design), Randi Kestin (Sound Operation), Barbra Murtha
(Properties), Bunny Mateosian (Costumes/ Mentor), Debbie McGarrity
(Make-up), Eileen Winkler (Member-at-large), Debbie Buchsbaum
(Program), Colleen Sweeney (Dramaturge), David Arts (Stunts), Diana
Baer (Choreographer), Jennifer Cottone (Publicity/Marketing), Anthony
Bailey (Publicity), Barbara Mintz (Photography),  and Steve Mintz
•        All performances 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 You Can't Take It With You are $21 for all
performances Friday and Saturday, and $17 on Sundays, 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
•        BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be
held following the performance on Friday, October 26, 2018.
•        Those interested in Group Sales or benefit theater parties
can call (201) 261-4200 (mailbox #6)
•        BCP offers seating to accommodate patrons who are mobility
impaired. These seats can be purchased by calling the box office at
201-261-4200 and will be released for public sale two weeks prior to
•        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.
•        A new program is now available for qualified non-profit
organizations to use one performance of each production as a
fundraising event.  The group will book all 200 seats at a deeply
discounted price and then resell the tickets at a price of their
choosing, with the difference in price kept by the group. The
available date is the Thursday of each show?s final weekend.
Interested groups can email for more
•        Parking is free for our patrons at the Park Avenue municipal
lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theater, as well
as street parking on Kinderkamack Road and various side streets, all
within easy walking distance.
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.

Front row:  Vianna Fagel, Roy Harry Back row:  Debbie Buchsbaum, Glenn
Woertz, Rob Kopil, Katie Lupfer, Sean Coyle Photo courtesy of Barbara
and Steve Mintz

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