OSWEGO – The Oswego Players’ first production of its 80th anniversary season, the Tony Award winning comedy “Art” features a unique trio of actors.
“Art” is a thinking person’s play that requires split second comic timing and intuitive acting in order to be successful, and the three actors selected to fill the roles achieve this effortlessly.
Peter Mahan plays the part of Serge, an amateur art collector who has just paid 20 grand for white on white painting.
Erik Mosher portrays Serge’s friend, Marc, who thinks that Serge’s purchase is a foolish joke.
Joshua Ammons plays Yvan, a friend to both of them who gets put in the middle of all their arguments artistic and personal.
Mahan has been on the local community theater scene since 2006, beginning with a small role in “I Remember Mama” for the Oswego Players.
Since then he’s graced the stage in 19 other productions with other local groups including Theatre Du Jour, CNY Arts Center, and the Auburn Players.
His favorite role is R.P. McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” which he performed for both the Oswego and Auburn players.
Mosher has been involved with the theater since he was a small child having appeared in dozens of shows and with several CNY troupes.
Favorite roles include Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Cowardly Lion, in the “Wizard of Oz” and most recently as Juror # 3 in “Twelve Angry Men,” with the Oswego Players.
Since then he has been busy raising a family with his wife, Megan, and playing his guitar.
Ammons is new to the Players but he has his own impressive resume of acting and performing credits.
He fell in love with the theater when my family took me to a production of “Les Miserable” in England at a very young age.
Since then he has studied acting in North Carolina with the Raleigh Little Theater.
Favorite roles include Ben Benjamin, in “God’s Favorite,” Sampson in “Romeo and Juliet,” and Henrik Ibsen in”Endings.”
Director Richard Mosher, has brought these actors together in a production that’s sure to cause laughter all around.
The play was written by Yazmina Reza and Christopher Hampton.
“Art”won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1998.
The play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service.
‘Art’ is slated to be performed at the Francis Marion Brown Theater the on March 3 , 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices include: student and seniors $9 and adults $14.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 315-343-5138 or online at www.oswegoplayers.org
New this year the Oswego Players are also offering a five-show season ticket package available online.
Prices start at $45 for student and senior patrons and $65 for adult patrons.