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Something very funny is going on in Oradell. "Relatively Speaking"

Press Contact: Peter Caust
201-615-0404 - publicity@bcplayers.org
Photos: www.bcplayers.org

Oradell, NJ, January 15, 2018 - The Bergen County Players will be presenting the first two one-act plays in the laugh-out-loud trilogy Relatively Speaking for two performances only, at 2 pm on Saturday, January 27th and 7 pm on Sunday January 28th. Performances will take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamanck Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling the box office at 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.

The plays were written by two playwrights with unique comic voices – the screenwriter/director Ethan Coen of the Coen brothers and Elaine May, originally of the famed comedy team Nichols & May. In the words of the New York Times, the show is “packed with nifty zingers!”

Chosen for the stage by director Paul Reitnauer III because they’re so funny and relatable, Paul says, “Anybody watching these two plays will either identify with the characters or recognize people they’ve met.” Please note that Relatively Speaking contains mature language.

In Elaine May’s George Is Dead, his new widow Doreen (Pauline Quinones of Elmsford, NY) is too hilariously spoiled and superficial to grieve. Instead, she takes self-absorbed to a whole new level. Rounding out the cast of George is Dead are Melissa Miller of Bergenfield as Carla, Chris Caira of Closter as Michael, Michele Roth of New Milford as Nanny and Anthony Bailey of Ramsey as the Funeral Director. In Talking Cure, Ethan Coen adapts his trademark dark-comedy, honed in such brilliant films as “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski”, to create a bitingly funny tug-of-war between a mental patient (John Kiely of Allendale), and the therapist struggling to treat him (Ron Siclari of Oradell).

In addition to director Paul Reitnauer III, the Bergen County Players production team includes Steve Mintz and David Luke (Producers), Joanne Misha (Assistant to the Director), Howard Kerner (Stage Manager), Joe Lanteri (Lighting Design), Terri Caust (Costumes), Tim Larsen (Sound Design), Jack Linefsky (Sound Operator), Lawrence Laterza (Lighting Operation), Barbara Murtha (Props), Gloria Bumbaco and Rich Ciero (Stage Crew), Edie Orlando (Makeup), Barbara Mintz (Photography), Ed Gross (Publicity), Kellie Gleeson and David Luke (Program Notes) and Debbie Zika (Member at Large/Social Media).


  • All performances for Relatively Speaking 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, January 27th at 2 pm, and Sunday, January 28th at 7 pm.
  • Tickets for Relatively Speaking are $11 for all performances, and can 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.
  • Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can email groups@bcplayers.org or call the main number and press #6.
  • Student (25 and younger) 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 theatre.

The Bergen County Players has grown tremendously from its roots as a small community theatre 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 www.bcplayers.org.

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(l - r) John Kiely and Ron Siclari appear in the Bergen County Players production of RELATIVELY SPEAKING at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, on January 27 at 2 pm and January 28 at 7 pm. 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. Photo by Barbara Mintz

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