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Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL

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Bergen County Players (BCP) continues
its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting
drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances
now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. The curtain is 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.

TIME STANDS STILL focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the
toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. Can they stay together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? What is their role in covering atrocities but taking no action to stop them?

Nominated for both a Tony and Outer Critic Circles Award as Best Play of 2010, this
play "is handily Donald Margulies's finest play since the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Dinner With Friends." NY TIMES. Audiences may recall BCP's tremendously successful production of Brooklyn Boy, the Tony nominated play, also written by Donald Margulies and also directed by Ray Yucis, featuring many of the same cast and crew.

Ray Yucis (Director) is typically found wearing his "director hat", having directed BCP's productions of Brooklyn Boy, The Women, Company, Moonlight & Magnolias, Comic Potential (Perry Award Nomination/Best Direction) and Around the World in 80 Days. A resident of Paterson, he also serves as Resident Director of SummerStage at Leonia where he directed Oklahoma, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, A Grand Night for Singing, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, South Pacific, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. He has also directed for the Players Guild of Leonia.

The talented cast of Time Stands Still includes Leslie Darcy of Oakland, NJ as Sarah, Anthony Ventola of Oradell, NJ as James, James Lugo of Congers, NY as Richard and Messalina Morley of Ridgewood, NJ as Mandy.

The crew of Time Stands Still includes: Darren Carfano (Producer), Linda Taub (Assistant to the Director), Geri Berhain (Stage Manager), Adam Farnan (Set Design and Construction), Matthew Rofofsky, Barbra Murtha and Ellyn Essig (Set Decor), Allan Seward (Lighting Design), Katie Lupfer (Costume Design), Annette Jacobs, Darlene Slezak and Judy Rosenberg (Properties), Cliff Dreispan (Lighting Operation), Tim
Larsen (Sound Design), Taylor Donahue (Sound Operation), Elaine D'Addezio (Makeup Design), Alan Zenreich (Photography) and Marci Weinstein (Program Notes).

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION
• All performances for Time Stands Still 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 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
• Tickets for Time Stands Still are $21 for Friday/Saturday performances and $17 for Sunday matinees, and may 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, February 24th. 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 one week 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.

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. The remaining Main Stage productions are Night Watch (March 25th to April 22nd) and Chapter Two (May 6th to June 4th). Remaining Second Stage productions include
Patio/Porch, Impromptu (March 4th to March 5th) and Standing on Ceremony (June 10th to June 11th).

Photo courtesy of Bergen County Players


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