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Oswego Children’s Theater’s Teen Twinbill Opens Friday

This spring, The Oswego Children’s Theater will continue its tradition of presenting plays especially targeted for issues concerning teenagers and young adults, with its production of two one-act plays, “Juvie” and “Alky.”

The first play “Juvie,” takes place in a juvenile detention center lockup. It tells the tale of a group of young teens that are brought into “Juvie” for crimes ranging from shoplifting to murder.

Each of the teens narrates their own story about how they got to where they are.

The second show, “Alky,” deals with the abuse of alcohol and its influence on a group of teenagers.

The play was recently presented by OCT at the Michael J. Harms Theater Festival where it won a best community theater award for the group.

The cast for both shows include Alecia Ascenzi, Mary Buske, Kaylynn Faulkner, Abby Field, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Baxter Mason, Erik Neacosia, Jordan Oatman, Megan Schafer, Ryan Smith, Cody Vincent and Faith Washington.

Lyndsie Lee Jones directs the production with Terilynne Pospesel assisting as stage manager.

The set was designed and built by Ken Snow. Costume design is by Kelly Mosher.

“Juvie” and “Alky” were both written by the late Jerome McDonough and are presented by special arrangement with I.E. Clark Publications.

“Juvie” and “Alky” will be performed at the First Congregational Church of New Haven on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. not 7, as previously stated.

The shows will also be presented in a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. also at the church.

The New Haven Congregational Church is located on New York State Route 104 between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $5 for all seats.

For reservations call (315) 342-5265.