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Bergen County Players, inc.

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NEWS/PRESS

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams' classic drama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT
Elaine Thoman
201-261-420
Publicity@bcplayers.org
Photos @ www.bcplayers.org

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams' classic drama

Oradell, NJ, March 14, 2019 - Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 86th season with Tennessee Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, A Streetcar Named Desire. The play is directed by Jacqueline Poquette and will run March 23 through April 13. Performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell with curtain at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. 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. This show contains adult language and situations.

Southern belle, Blanche Dubois, having just lost her teaching job and the family home, travels to Louisiana to stay with her sister, Stella Kowalski and her brutish husband, Stanley. Blinded by her own delusions and disconnect from reality, Blanche struggles to adjust to her sister’s way of living, all while tensions rise between her and her brother-in-law. Themes of vanity, fantasy, and lust abound in this American classic, for which The New York Times’ 1947 review credits Williams as having created a poignant and luminous story.

A Life Member and veteran director of BCP, Jacqueline Poquette brings Tennessee Williams’ classic drama to life. Her past directorial assignments reflect an array of dramas, musicals, and comedies that include Spamalot, Man of La Mancha, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and most recently the musical review Broadway Sings America.

The cast includes Kristin-Leigh Nicholson of Hillburn, NY (Blanche DuBois), Samantha Quiles of Dumont, NJ (Stella Kowalski), Aaron Newcome of Nyack, NY (Stanley), Matt Rofofsky of Fort Lee, NJ (Mitch), Cheryl Woertz of Alpine, NJ (Eunice Hubbell), Gloria Bumbaco of Dumont, NJ (Neighbor Woman/Flower Woman/Nurse), John Kiely of Allendale, NJ (Steve Hubbell), John Gregory (Pablo Gonzales), Christian Spinella (Young Collector) and David Luke of Mahwah (Doctor).

The crew of A Streetcar Named Desire includes Jacqueline Poquette (Director), Christine Francois (Producer), Margie McDonough (Assistant Director), Michele Roth (Stage Manager), Ray Poquette (Lighting Designer), Jill Hendrickson (Lighting Operator), Joe Ercole (Sound Designer), Brian Laub (Sound Operator), Gerard Bourcier (Set Designer), Bunny Mateosian (Costume Mentor), Jen Beza (Women’s Costumes), Rich Ardito (Men’s Costumes), Lynne Lupfer (Décor Head), Kay Koch (Décor), Sylvia Kates (Props Head), Joanna Sigurdsson (Props), Gloria Bumbaco (Crew), David Luke (Crew), Mike Smith (Photographer), Eileen Winkler (Member at Large), Elaine Thoman (Publicity Head), Annette Jacobs (Publicity) Sandy Chiappino (Publicity), Chris Nelson (Programs) and Marci Weinstein (Biographies).

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • All performances of A Streetcar Named Desire take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performances run March 23 through April 13, 2019 with show times on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
  • Tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire are $21 for Friday/Saturday performances and $17 for Sunday matinees, 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, Mastercard, and American Express are accepted.
  • BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be held following the performance on Friday, March 29, 2019. The session is included in the cost of the ticket to that performance.
  • Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can email groups@bcplayers.org 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.

Calendar Listing:

A Streetcar Named Desire runs Saturday, March 23rd through Saturday, April 13th.
PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 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. Ticket prices are $21 on Fridays and Saturdays; $17 on Sundays. Group rates are available for groups of 20 people or larger. For tickets, please call (201) 261-4200 or buy online at www.bcplayers.org. 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.

To schedule press interviews, photos, press comps, or for additional information, please contact Elaine Thoman by e-mail at publicity@bcplayers.org. Photos and press information are also available at www.bcplayers.org.


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