Bergen County Players to Present ‘Master Class’

By Francisco Salazar

Bergen County Players is set to present the Tony Award-winning play “Master Class.”

The play will be shown on Oct. 28 under the direction of Alan Demovsky at the Little Firehouse Theatre in New Jersey.

“Master Class” by Terrence McNally is based on a series of Juilliard School master classes taught by the great opera singer Maria Callas, one of the most compelling and controversial artists of our time. The performance coincides with the 100th anniversary of Callas’ birth.

In a statement, Demovsky said, “My objective was to showcase the importance of Maria Callas and to ensure that her career is remembered front and center. The play is about how a person who has courage and perseverance can overcome any obstacle in order to achieve their God-given talents to succeed in their dreams.”

The cast will include veteran performers Joanne Guarnaccia of Englewood Cliffs, Christian Davakis and Elizabeth Marino of New York City, and Grace Callahan and Rich Ciero of Oradell.