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Bergen County Players Presents
"The Lion In Winter"

originally published: 02/13/2020

Bergen County Players Presents "The Lion In Winter"(ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, presents The Lion in Winter by James Goldman from February 15th through March 7th. Nothing is more tantalizing than Royals scheming and fighting amongst themselves, especially when the prize is the throne itself. It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II is planning to announce his successor to the throne.

Perhaps best known for the film version starring Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins and Peter O'Toole. Eleanor of Aquitaine herself might explain it best: "Well, what family doesn't have its ups and downs?" 

Performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell with curtain at 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00pm on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.

Carol Fisher (Director) is a life member of Bergen County Players and has directed numerous productions including Church and State, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Sordid Lives. She also appeared here as Bertha in Pippin at the beginning of this season. Fisher, who lives in Teaneck, played Eleanor in The Lion in Winter 14 years ago. She has described the play as a grand, sweeping story of royal dysfunction.

The cast includes Mic McCormack (Henry) of Tenafly, Marian McCabe (Eleanor) of Tappan, NY, Sean Buckley (Richard) of Secaucus, Dan Loverro (Geoffrey) of Paterson, Ross Pohling (John) of Westwood, Elisabeth Erdmann (Alais) of East Hanover and Eric Holzer (Philip) of Montclair.



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In addition to Carol Fisher, the production team includes Christine Francois (Assistant to Director), Rhea Smith (Producer), Debbie Zika (Stage Manager), Michael Smith (SetDesign/Construction/Photography), Allan Seward (Lighting Designer), Tim Larsen (Sound Designer), Cliff Dreispan (Sound Operation), Sandra Conklin (Publicity), Maureen Mulvihill (Costumes), Jill Hendrickson (Light Operation), Rhea Smith (Program Notes/Bios), Ellyn Essig (Décor), Barbra Murtha (Props), Kimberly Olson Bunker (Makeup), Ken Slezak (Crew), Darlene Slezak (Crew) Rich Ciero (Crew/Props), Karen Markle (Props/Crew), Elaine Thoman (Props/Crew) and James Lugo (Member-at-Large).

Bergen County Players offers seating to accommodate patrons who are mobility impaired who can transfer from a wheelchair. These seats 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 at the box office for every performance. Student rush seats can be purchased for $5 (cash only) starting 30 minutes before curtain at every performance, pending availability. There is a limit of one discount ticket per student ID.

A new program is now available for qualified nonprofit organizations to use one performance of each production as a fundraising event. The group will book all 200 seats at a deeply discount 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.

There is free street parking on Kinderkamack and side streets as well as at the Park Avenue municipal lot, one-half block north of the theater.

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. 

Photo courtesy of Michael Smith. The Cast of Lion in Winter (L-R top row) Sean Buckley, Dan Lovero, Ross Pohling (L-R middle row) Marian McCabe, Mic McCormack, Elisabeth Erdmann (Seated) Eric Holzer


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Fri, Feb 21, 2020


MUSIC


FUNGKSHUI @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Longwave @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

SUPER DIAMOND @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Light Opera of NJ presents "Die Fledermaus" @ St Marks Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), Basking Ridge - 8:00pm

LUCERO @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 8:30pm

Les Paul Festival: The Young Philadelphians @ Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah - 8:00pm

Get The Led Out @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2020 @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald in concert at Princeton Folk Music Society @ Christ Congregation Church, Princeton - 8:00pm

Mandy Harvey @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Eric Lindell Solo @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Kinky Boots (Broadcast) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm






THEATRE


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

RITZ KIDZ - Pinocchio @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 10:00am

LEGALLY BLONDE @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm


Sound of Music @ Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes - 8:00pm

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

COMEDY


BOB SAGET @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Progressively Funny: John Fugelsang and Friends @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


DANCE


two may be one, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance @ Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 8:30pm


FILM


Screening of William Greaves’ Nationtime—Gary, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 6:00pm


POETRY


Open Book III - Poetry & Perform - FREE @ Bluefox Craft Beer & Restaurant, South Plainfield - 7:00pm

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