John Kroner, from Hillsdale, as Hal Carter, and Sarah Villarini, from Hawthorne, as Madge Owens.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergenstages theatre troupe presents its first production of the season, “Picnic,” a Pulitzer Prize awarded play about a group of lonely women preparing for an annual picnic in a small Kansas town whose lives are disrupted by the appearance of a charming drifter. Beginning Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergen Community College’s Ender Hall Theatre on the Paramus campus (400 Paramus Road), this romantic drama written by playwright William Inge explores love, relationships, marriage, rites of passage and disappointments.

The show runs Friday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 26, Thursday, Oct. 31, Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 2, matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m.

Bergenstages general tickets are $15, with discounts offered to senior citizens ($10) and Bergen faculty and staff ($10) and students ($5). For additional information, please call (201) 447-7428 or visit

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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