Bergen County Players presents Veronica’s Room starting this weekend. It is a play written by Ira Levin that opens this Saturday night, February 16th, with an 8 pm curtain. Performances run through March 9th on weekends. Tickets are priced at $21 for Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are $17.
Ira Levin is a novelist and a playwright. Because his novels were so well received and filled with suspense, many were turned into movies. You might recognize some or all of these examples: Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, Sliver and Deathtrap. Deathtrap remains the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway. Mr. Levin won many awards for his writing so it’s no wonder that play goers are eager to see Veronica’s Room.
Veronica’s Room is like so many of Ira Levin’s works. It is filled with suspense, adult themes and plot twists. It includes everything from false identities to murder. Programs identify the characters as Man, Woman, etc. This is because to do otherwise can reveal the plot and spoil your experience. I thought this was an interesting fact. Since Veronica’s room is adult in it’s theme and language, it’s not appropriate for children.
Bergen County Players
Bergen County Players is a local live theater group that I have written about often. They put on terrific plays year round. Ticket prices are moderate as you saw above. Parking is on the street or in a nearby municipal lot. It was once an old fire house and today is a fully equipped and recently renovated theater. Productions began in the 1950’s so there is a long history here. I love the fact that they also produce plays for children. It’s great fun to introduce a child to live theater here. Children love it and especially because after a performance, they get to meet the characters.
Go to Veronica’s Room. You get to see an Ira Levin play and support local live theater at the same time.