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'Speed-the-Plow' to Open Jan. 11 at Little Firehouse Theatre

Tickets are on sale for the Bergen County Players rendition of this prize-winning David Mamet play.

Michael Scelzo, Erin Cook and James Parent star in Bergen County Players' production of SPEED-THE-PLOW, opening January 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. (Photo/Michael Smith)
Michael Scelzo, Erin Cook and James Parent star in Bergen County Players' production of SPEED-THE-PLOW, opening January 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. (Photo/Michael Smith)
The Bergen County Players are sent to launch their 2014 season at Oradell's Little Firehouse Theatre with their rendition of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," what they say is a " a no-holds-barred look at the cutthroat world of the Hollywood film industry."

The play opens over four weekends, beginning on Saturday, Jan 11. Friday and
Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.

BCP’s Speed-the-Plow stars Michael Scelzo of Oradell as Bobby Gould, a newly appointed studio “big shot.” James Parent of Dumont is Charlie Fox, a long-time would-be producer looking for his first hit who brings Gould a “can’t miss” buddy film with a big star attached. Gould loves the idea and the two lick their chops as they discuss the ton of money they’ll make.  Enter Karen, Gould’s temporary secretary, played by Erin Cook of Bayonne. She tries to convince Gould instead to back an “artsy” book whose money-making potential is questionable.  A wild battle over which film will get made ensues.

Tickets are $20 for all evening performances and $16 for Sunday matinees, and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road during regular box office hours. 

Playgoers should know the production contains mature language and themes and may not be suitable for children.

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