Shakespeare 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, the uniquely collaborative group of theater makers have revamped their annual summer festival. All involved have been closely monitoring the situation and given current guidelines BBPAC has been given the go-ahead to move forward with their third season - although it may look a bit different! The actors will perform masked through the end of September as the ever-evolving situation allows. In these public venues (ranging from libraries and parks throughout Bergen County), The Tempest and Measure For Measure will be performed outdoors without fixed seating. Audiences can bring their own chairs or blankets and are asked to set up at a distance from other parties. Furthermore, audience is asked to comply with current state guidelines and wear masks. Local officials will be in attendance at each venue to ensure distancing is taking place. BBPAC strictly follows all up-to-date health protocols as dictated by local, state, and national authorities. The safety of our patrons and performers is of the utmost importance. Due to capacity restrictions, most venues will require pre-registration.

The shows feature the talents of professional actors from NJ and NY including: Christina Cruz, Allen Garcia, Michael Gardiner, Cassandra Guglielmo, Kentrell Loftin, Danielle MacMath, Sean Mannix, Rachel Matusewicz, Bess Miller, Arthur Gregory Pugh, Ilana Schimmel, and Jacey Schult, and are directed by BBPAC's Artistic Director Matt Okin and Mr. Gardiner.

Audience is asked to check in with each venue for reservation information and their COVID-19 policy.

2020 Show Locations

The Boro of Tenafly (2020 Summer Concert Series)

Huyler Park, Tenafly

The Teaneck Public Library

840 Teaneck Road

Teaneck, NJ

The Englewood Public Library

31 Engle Street

Englewood, NJ

The Ridgewood Guild

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

Ridgewood, NJ


Ringoes, NJ


Teaneck, NJ


Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overpeck County Park Band Shell / Ampitheater

Ridgefield Park, NJ

Memorial Park

1 Memorial Drive

Montvale, NJ

Photos by Amy Lebovics Photography