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September 19, 2018

Hitchcock Classic on Players’ Stage


Oswego Players director Troy Pepper chose wisely for the kick-off of the group’s 75th season with “Dial M for Murder,” a classic who-done-it by English Playwright, Frederick Knot.

It has all the elements that keep audiences on the edge of their seats throughout.

Zane Leo, Aaron Callahan, Paul Callahan and Liz Ladd converse in a rehearsal scene from “Dial M for Murder.” (Tobie McIntosh photo).

Zane Leo, Aaron Callahan, Paul Callahan and Liz Ladd converse in a rehearsal scene from “Dial M for Murder.” (Tobie McIntosh photo).

The plot revolves around a married couple and the husband’s reaction to the news of his wife’s affair.

Tony Wendice (Aaron Callahan), overcome by jealousy and possessiveness painstakingly conjures up his revenge.

Knot has set his play in London, a great backdrop for mystery and macabre.

It is no wonder that Alfred Hitchcock was lured by the location and the quality of the writing to expand the script to entice theatre-goers.

The casting of Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Commings, popular stars of the period, didn’t hurt either.

Voila – another Hitchcock masterpiece!

Keep in mind Bill Riley will be hosting the actors at River’s End Bookstore on January 23 at 6 p.m.

They will appear costumed and perform scenes from the show.

Refreshments will be available and also feed-back with the performers – a win-win situation for all.

Production dates are February 8, 9 and 15, 16 at 8 p.m.  The matinee will be on February 17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors and 7/students.

Reservations are recommended, and available at the Players’ box office number: 343-5138.

Also, Oswego Players’ website at www.oswegoplayers.org is chock full of information, pictures and the like.

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