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September 20, 2018

Literacy Coalition Presents Shakespeare, Free Books, At June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market


Quirk’s Players, the drama club from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School, will perform selected works of William Shakespeare at 5:30 p.m., at the June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market, courtesy of the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County.

In addition, LCOC will be handing out free books and sharing information about the summer reading challenge.

Quirk’s Players, Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School drama club, will perform selected works of William Shakespeare at 5:30 p.m., at the June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market, courtesy of the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County (LCOC). In addition, LCOC will be handing out free books and sharing information about the summer reading challenge. “Three GRB students will be performing ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ a scene from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” said Carri Waloven, LCOC managing partner and events committee co-chair.“ The actors are, from left: Michael Mankiewicz, David Houck, and Jeremy Herlowski.

Quirk’s Players, Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School drama club, will perform selected works of William Shakespeare at 5:30 p.m., at the June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market. The actors are, from left: Michael Mankiewicz, David Houck, and Jeremy Herlowski.

“Three GRB students will be performing ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ a scene from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” said Carri Waloven, LCOC managing partner and events committee co-chair. “The actors are: David Houck, Jeremy Herlowski, and Michael Mankiewicz.  It’s a 22-minute skit where these three gentlemen play all the roles.”

David, Jeremy and Michael are veteran performers with the drama club of G Ray Bodley High School.

They most recently appeared in ‘Oklahoma!’ as Will Parker, Curly and Ali Hakim. They have had major and feature roles in comedy, drama and musical productions throughout their high school careers.

They performed ‘Romeo & Juliet’ as part of Oswego State’s Drama Festival in May under the direction of Professor Marc Cole.  (Their participation in Drama Festival was made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.)

“We know that visitors to this event will thoroughly enjoy the Quirk’s Players’ production and we want to encourage families to join us to learn more about the summer reading challenge and our free ‘Raising Kids Who Read’ event, August 12, at the Oswego County Fair,” Waloven said.

Complete details can be found on the LCOC’s Raising Kids Who Read Facebook event page.

The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County will be giving away free books at the June 30 Oswego Farmers' Market.

The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County will be giving away free books at the June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market.

“The goal of The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County is to empower our community to build literacy in a collaborative, inclusive and comprehensive manner,” said Mike Egan, LCOC president. “The coalition is dedicated to supporting and expanding literacy services so that people can work, the economy can grow, families can thrive, and our community can prosper.”

The LCOC is a growing coalition of more than 36 local organizations. These organizations work together to address the literacy needs of people of all ages.

For more details about LCOC, visit oswegocounty.com, or find them on Facebook under Literacy Coalition of Oswego County.

 

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