OSWEGO, NY – Why does a chicken cross the road? To get a part in an Oswego Players’ production of Jack Sharkey’s farce, “Who’s on First?” of course.
A rubber chicken, not a real chicken and a talking magic lamp are essential characters in the upcoming production directed by Sherri Metz.
The play is set to open in mid-September.
The play revolves around four persons who are caught up in a cycle of off-handed wishes that come true, creating one hilarious situation after another.
In the midst of it all, a rubber chicken repeatedly appears causing havoc, misunderstandings and general mayhem as the characters maneuver to be released from the grips of the wishes that the magic lamp has fulfilled.
Metz has assembled a cast of versatile actors who have taken on the task of re-inventing themselves in the various scenes scripted by the playwright.
Appearing as the husband, Don, is Peter Mahan; his wife, Alice is played by Tammy Lynn Wilkinson; the friend, Camille, Julia Preston-Fulton; the lover, Knathan MacKenzie-Roy; and the voice of the lamp, Brian Pringle.
The rubber chicken plays itself.
“Who’s on First?” will be performed on the stage of the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario Park, September 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on September 21 at 2 p.m.