OSWEGO, NY – ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œYou want him to milk a cow?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Kristin Cook exclaims as she argues with Robert Fontana over who will adopt the gifted ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsong and dance manÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Danny (Seamus Darrow, center).
Fontana and Cook, along with other adult actors, provide supporting roles in the stories of nine children who rode the Orphan Train to uncertain futures with new families during AmericaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest migration of neglected children.
“The Orphan Train” by Aurand Harris tells the story of nine children who rode the orphan train to uncertain futures with new families during AmericaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest migration of neglected children.
Over a 75-year period, from 1854 to 1929, more than 200,000 children were taken from New York City streets and orphanages and shipped by train to homes across the country.
“The Orphan Train” continues June 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and June 8 at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hopkins Hall in Oswego.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior, students and children under nine, and a family package for two adults and two children under nine for $30.
For more information or reservations, call 598-8812.