Children of all ages have grown up hearing the tale of Rapunzel and her long hair, imprisoned in a tower by a witch and rescued by a prince for a happy ending. This holiday season, the Bergen County Players will present a comedic version of the fairytale as penned by David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
Directed by Jerry Hurley, Rapunzel will run for three weeks at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from Nov. 24 through Dec. 16. SHowtimes are Fridays, 8pm, Saturday and Sundays 1pm and 3:30pm.
“This show has all of the hallmarks of great children’s theater,” says director Jerry Hurley, of Hackensack. “A witch, a heroic prince, magic, a beautiful girl, song and dance, shenanigans – and even a contemporary moral about parent-child relationships that will resonate with young audiences.”
Rapunzel, the girl with the longest hair in the world, portrayed by Elizabeth Erdmann of Nutley, is locked in a tower. Her possessive mother (Jill Eras of Wyckoff) who is really a Witch has promised to let Rapunzel out on her 16ht birthday while 17-year-old Prince Brian (Christian Spinella of Rutherford), with his inferiority complex attemps to save Rapunzel.
Loyal valet Simon (James Dolan of Ramsey), works to keep the Witch occupied while the Prince attempts the rescue amid all sorts of silliness tat occurs.
Rounding out the cast is Rob Kopil of Suffern as the bumbling King, Dolan (in a duel role as The Cobbler/Simon), Rosella DeVincenzo of Oradell as the Cobbler’s Wife, and Edie Orlando of Hillsdale as the Narrator.
TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Tickets for Rapunzel are $13 for all 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. Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot across the street, one half block north of the theater.