Casting Set For Players’ ‘Dining Room’

The Oswego Players are proud to announce the casting of their latest production, A. R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room.”

Director Bobby Fontana has long admired the works of A. R. Gurney, a native New Yorker,  and is thrilled to be able to present this particular play, described as “a mosaic of interrelated scenes,” which is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do family.

There are about 52 separate roles, representing a wide variety of situations and characters of both sexes, to be played by six actors.

This means each actor will seek to portray several different characters, with different voices and blocking, not to mention costume changes!

The talented cast that will be taking on this creative challenge consists of Brian Pringle, Matthew Gordon, Knate MacKenzie-Roy, Stephanie Johnson, Banna Rubinow and Tammy Wilkinson.

Rehearsals have begun, with director Bobby Fontana, stage manager Sara Sheffield Wallace and prop mistress Bridget O’Donnell all on deck to assist the actors in bringing this intricate play to life.

Make plans now to see “The Dining Room” at the Players’ Frances Marion Brown Theatre in Fort Ontario Park on February 21 and 22, at 8 p.m., and the next weekend, February 28 and March 1, at 8 p.m.

There will be a matinee presentation of the show on March 2 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students, and are able to be reserved by calling the box office at 343-5138.

For more information, see the Players’ website:

This play is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

The Oswego Players are one of the oldest amateur theater groups in the nation, celebrating 76 years of operation in 2014 and still entertaining!

Come out and support your local thespians.