BC Players Present Larry Gelbart's Final Work in "Better Late"
Comedy to Premiere at Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell on March 23
The Bergen County Players (BCP) season may be slowly reaching the end of its 80th season, but this weekend, the community theater will first present Larry Gelbart's final comedy "Better Late."
Directed by Jerry Pettinati of Fair Lawn, "Better Late" will run from March 23 through April 20 with shows on Friday and Saturday nights at
8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
"Better Late" features first husband Julian, played by Jim Lesko (Englewood), who is forced to move in with his ex-wife Nora, played by Cheryl Woertz (Alpine) and her second husband Lee, played by Bill Porterfield (Ridgewood), in order to recuperate from a sudden illness.
With each passing day, the awkward situation spirals further and further out of control. As the laughter builds, the question becomes: how long will Julian have to stay? Bill, played by James Parent (Dumont), is the son from the first marriage who is bewildered by the situation while also concerned over his failing marriage.
Gelbart is most known for creating the TV comedy "M*A*S*H" (the show
ran for 11 seasons and picked up countless awards, including the Best
Comedy Series Emmy for its debut season), the musical "A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum," and the film "Tootsie" which earned
him an Academy Award nomination and best screenplay honors from
the New York, Los Angeles and National Film Critics organization.
TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Tickets for "Better Late" are $20 for all Friday and Saturday performances, $16 for Sunday performances, and can be purchased online at 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.
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, April 5.
Discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are
available in advance for $14 by phone or as a $5 walk-up "rush" ticket
starting 30 minutes before curtain.
The remaining season includes the comedy "Boeing Boeing" (May 4th to June 2nd, 2013) and The "Sing-Along Sound of Music" (June 21st to 23rd , 2013) on the Second Stage.