BCP Tackles Art, Politics and Family Secrets with 'Other Desert Cities'

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BCP Tackles Art, Politics and Family Secrets with 'Other Desert Cities'


Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 85th season with Other Desert Cities, written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Dottie Fisher. Other Desert Cities will run Jan. 13 – Feb. 3 with curtain at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. All performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.

It's Christmas and the entire Wyeth family has gathered to celebrate at the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years.

Dad (Roy Harry of Upper Saddle River) is a former politician and actor, Mom (Marian McCabe of Tappan, NY) is a clever calculating socialite, daughter Brooke (Brittany Haydock of Glen Ridge) is a struggling writer recovering from a mental breakdown, son Trip (Allen Pines of Fair Lawn) is a slick reality TV producer, and rounding out the festivities is the eccentric free spirited Aunt Silda (Rachel Gordon of Paramus). The happy reunion is abruptly disrupted when Brooke announces that she has written a memoir chronicling the most tragic moment of the family's history. Suddenly the family is faced with examining their relationships and the damage that can be done when secrets become public.

Director Dottie Fischer, a life member of BCP, is a veteran director of more than a dozen shows on the BCP stage, including Guys and Dolls, August: Osage County, Beehive, Anything Goes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, They're Playing Our Song, Honk! …

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