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September 22, 2018

John, His Story returns to CNY Arts Center Stage


FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center is excited to announce a return of John, His Story, the popular ensemble play starring veteran actors Kristin Cook, Beth DeRousie, Robert Fontana and welcoming Brian Pringle to the cast.

The single performance will be featured as the next Dessert Theatre, in a new series of evening entertainment with luscious desserts and a show at CNY Arts Center located at River Glen Drive on the CCC Fulton Campus.

Kristin Cook, Beth DeRousie and Robert Fontana in one of the many great scenes from “John, His Story.” The popular play returns for Dessert Theatre one performance only presented by CNY Arts Center at the River Glen Drive, CCC Fulton Campus.

Kristin Cook, Beth DeRousie and Robert Fontana in one of the many great scenes from “John, His Story.” The popular play returns for Dessert Theatre one performance only presented by CNY Arts Center at the River Glen Drive, CCC Fulton Campus.

The 90-minute performance will take place March 21, at 8 p.m.

The play has been performed around Oswego County since 2007 when it first debuted under the direction of Nancy Fox and Port City Theatre.

“It has proved to be an unexpected delight with audiences every time it is performed” said Fox, now president of CNY Arts Center. “When audiences hear the familiar stories of the miracles of Christ brought to life through 25 characters played by only four actors the comments always include pleasant surprise. It’s especially appropriate for the Easter season when the religious community celebrates the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.”

John, His Story was written by actress-playwright Jeannette Clift George and premiered by the A.D. Players, a faith-based theatre company in Houston.

Brought to life by four actors, some costume accessory changes and a few props John, His Story enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run in 1997 at the Lamb’s Theatre.

The play toured internationally and received critical acclaim in productions across the country.

“The play is unlike traditional dramatizations of the Bible. Using ordinary bystanders to tell John’s story of Christ delivers an experience everyone can relate to. We’re surprised to hear ourselves laughing at the all-too human responses easily recognizable while asking ourselves, ‘Would I have the same reaction today? Probably!”” Fox said.  “We’re also excited to have a new stage and facility to present dynamic plays and musicals like John, His Story to audiences on a continuing basis with our comprehensive arts programming. CNY Arts Center is becoming a destination for family friendly art experiences and community involvement. The time is right to bring back this popular play delivering a great evening’s entertainment…with a little dessert on the side.”

Ticket price includes dessert.

For more information and tickets, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787).

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