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201-261-4200

Bergen County Players, inc.

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NEWS/PRESS

BOEING BOEING PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Larry Landsman 201-341-6476
publicity@bcplayers.org

 
BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS TO PRESENT MARC CAMOLETTI'S
RIOTOUS TONY AWARD-WINNING HIGH FLYING FARCE BOEING BOEING
 
Sexy, Non-Stop Comedy Lands at Little Firehouse Theatre On May 4th
 
“It’s deliciously, deliriously innocent. Pure pleasure!” – NY Times
 

 

Oradell, NJ, April 16, 2013 -- The Bergen County Players (BCP) of Oradell is thrilled to conclude its 80th mainstage season with a limited engagement of Marc Camoletti’s Tony Award-winning acclaimed non-stop farce Boeing Boeing, directed by Alyson Cohn. Doors will slam and laughs will fly at the Little Firehouse Theatre on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell from May 4th through June 2nd. Shows will be on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, but there will be no performances on Memorial Day weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell during regular box office hours.
 
Written by French playwright Marc Camoletti, and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, Boeing Boeing premiered in Paris in 1960, where it ran for 19 years. Nominated for six Tony Awards in 2008 and winner of Best Revival of a Play, it was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most-performed French play in the world.  The riotous farce was made into a movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965, and has left audiences airborne with laughter ever since.
 
Set in the swinging ‘60s, Boeing Boeing is the hilarious tale of Bernard (Larry Kadish of New Milford), a high-flying lothario who deftly juggles a trio of flight attendant fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” They are the Italian hostess Gabriella (Shiva Kiani of Newark), the German hostess Gretchen (Sky Spiegel of Morristown), and the American hostess Gloria (Allyson Stevenson of Westwood). With a complex system based upon their flight schedules and some assistance from his disapproving housekeeper (Paula O’Brien of Park Ridge), Bernard’s carefully constructed timetable runs like clockwork until a new, faster Boeing jet goes into service. Bernard’s supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when his friend Robert (Dale Monroe of Morristown) comes to stay and the unexpected schedule changes bring all three women to his apartment at the same time. Bernard’s intricate ruse unravels in one wild, door-slamming night of comic mayhem.
 
Director Alyson Cohn of Wyckoff says, “Boeing Boeing is pure, high-flying, first-class fun. It is one of the most brilliant and wittiest of all the modern farces and audiences are in for an evening of non-stop laughter.” Alyson is both a seasoned BCP performer and director. Her directing credits at BCP include Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches; Six Degrees of Separation; The Heidi Chronicles; Proposals; True West; Art; and Proof, which won the 2006 Perry Award for Best Production of a Play. She has appeared on the BCP stage in many productions including The Full Monty, A Year With Frog and Toad, Little Shop of Horrors, and Into the Woods, among others.
 
The production team includes Kathie Robitz, producer; Timothy Meola, set design; Mark Cardone, set construction; Sarah Vela, assistant to the director; Michele Roth, stage manager; Marci Weinstein, set décor; Allan Seward, lighting design; Katie Lupfer, costume design; Marisa Dolkart, assistant costumer; Oren Korenblum, choreographer; Rob DeScherer, sound design; Pat Bain, properties; Christian Spinella, stage crew; Joe Lanteri and Kathleen Ruland, lighting operation; Andrew Van Buskirk, sound operation; Sandy Stead, make-up; Dana Robitz, hair; and Alan Zenreich, photography.
 

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

  • All performances of Boeing Boeing take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players since 1949. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm, but there will be no performances on Memorial Day weekend..
  • Tickets for Boeing Boeing are $20 for all Friday and Saturday performances, $16 for Sunday performances, and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards accepted.
  • Those interested in group sales of 20 or more tickets may call 201-262-0515.
  • As it has for the past few seasons, BCP will continue to offer a "Questions & Artists" (Q&A) discussion following the first Friday night performance on Friday, May 10th. Admission to the Q&A is included in the cost of the ticket.
  • Discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available in advance for $14 by phone or walk-up only.  A ‘Student Rush’ ticket can be purchased for $5 at the box office window starting 30 minutes before curtain with proper ID; this is a cash-only with a limit of one ticket per student.
  • Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot across the street, one half block north of the theater.

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.  BCP's remaining Second Stage production will be The “Sing-Along” Sound of Music (June 21st-23rd, 2013).

Further information can be found at www.bcplayers.org

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Bergen County Players, Inc., is a non-equity, non-profit community theater company
dedicated to presenting quality productions for the enrichment of the community.

 

FOR FULL SIZE PRESS PHOTO IMAGES, PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS BELOW:

  L to R: Allyson Stevenson, Dale Monroe, Sky Spiegel, Larry Kadish, Shiva Kiani, Paula O'Brien
 
  L to R: Larry Kadish, Shiva Kiani, Sky Spiegel, Allyson Stevenson, Dale Monroe, Paula O'Brien
 
  L to R: Dale Monroe and Larry Kadish
 
  L to R: Allyson Stevenson, Sky Spiegel, and Shiva Kiani
 
  L to R: Shiva Kiani, Sky Spiegel, and Allyson Stevenson
 
  L to R: Dale Monroe and Allyson Stevenson

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