From left: Allison Moran, as Hero, from West New York; Christine Dunning, as Beatrice, from Ridgewood; Ray Parente, as Benedick, from Wayne; and Kenneth Tineo, as Claudio, from Fort Lee.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergenstages theatre troupe will present its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare, opening Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergen Community College’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the Paramus campus (400 Paramus Road). This famous work features some of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most poignant dialogue exploring love, marriage, friendship and honor.

The show runs Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7, Thursday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14, matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. A special talkback session will follow the Dec. 12 performance.

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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