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298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649


Bergen County Players, inc.


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Anthony Bailey 973-296-2625  
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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 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.

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 productions.

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 Vanderhof (of Upper Saddle River), Debbie Buchsbaum as Penny Sycamore (of River Vale) , Glenn Woertz as Paul 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), James Lesko as Boris Kolenkhof (of Little Ferry), 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 Gay Wellington and 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 Construction), Ellyn Essig (Set-décor), Joe Lanteri (Lighting Design), Julie Steckler-Kopil (Lighting Operation), Tim Larsen (Sound Design), Randi Kestin (Sound Operation), Barbra Murtha (Properties), Bunny Mateosian (Costumes/ Mentor), Edie Orlando (Make-up), Eileen Winkler (Member-at-large), Colleen Sweeney (Dramaturge), David Arts (Stunts), Diana Baer (Choreographer), Jennifer Cottone (Publicity/Marketing), Anthony Bailey (Publicity), Sylvia Kates (Photography), Barbara Mintz (Photography) and Steve Mintz (Photography).


  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 fundraising@bcplayers.org for more information.
  • 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 www.bcplayers.org

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.



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