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Oswego Players’ “Barefoot in the Park” Features a Cast of Area Actors

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</p>The Oswego Players Present Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" presented as a dinner theater on the evenings of Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th at the Church of the Resurrection. Pictured in the photo are cast members Nelson Metz and Sherrie Baker. Photo by Tobie McIntosh
The Oswego Players Present Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" presented as a dinner theater on the evenings of Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th at the Church of the Resurrection. Pictured in the photo are cast members Nelson Metz and Sherrie Baker. Photo by Tobie McIntosh

The Oswego Players and The Church of the Resurrection’ sixth annual Dinner Show will “Barefoot in the Park”, will  feature a Cast of area actors in Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”.

Sue Pirrera, playing the lead role of Corrie, is originally from Schenectady. She was last seen as the lawyer Wingate in the Oswego Players dinner theatre production of  “Low and Behold”. Sue is a 2005 graduate of SUNY Oswego with a BA in Public Justice and Forensic Chemistry.  She now works for ARISE. She lives in Lycoming.

Eric Cherchio first performed with The Oswego Players in “The Philadelphia Story”.  He was also in the cast of “John, His Story” with the Port City Players, and appeared in “The Sound of Music”, “Brigadoon”, and “Dracula” while a student at SUNY Oswego.  Eric is currently employed at the Picture Connection and is an excellent photographer

Nelson Metz started his tenure with the Oswego Players in their sixty-year anniversary production of “You Can’t Take it With You”, and since then has appeared in dozens of other roles including Leonard Vole, in “Witness for the Prosecution, Herr Zeller, in “Sound of Music”, and most recently as Blore in “In Ten Little Indians”, among many others. His favorite role was Walter in “Don’t Drink the Water”. Metz has also directed several productions including “Lost in Yonkers”,” Move Over Mrs. Markham”, “The Girl with the Freudian Slip” and “Don’t Dress for Dinner. Nelson is employed by The Oswego County unemployment office.

Another cast member, Sherrie Baker, has been treading the boards with the Oswego Players for twenty years, as an actress and also as a director. Some of her recent roles include Eleanor, in “The Lion in Winter”, Bella, in “Lost in Yonkers”, Romaine, in “Witness for the Prosecution” and Clarissa in “The Spider’s Web” among dozens of others. Her directoral credits include Neil Simon’s “The Star Spangled Girl” and “The Bad Seed”. Sherrie has also been seen with many area groups including the Waterman Summer Theater series at Oswego State University, where she appeared as the Countess in “The Sound of Music”. In her spare time Sherrie is the choir director and Organist at Oswego’s First Methodist Church.

The cast also includes the father and son team of Norman Berlin Jr. and Norman Berlin III. They have appeared together in many Oswego Players productions including  “Little Women”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, and most recently in “Father Knows Best”. Norman Berlin Jr. has also built many of the Oswego Players set including the magnificent movable set for “Noises Off”. Norman Berlin III has appeared in dozens of shows with the Oswego Children’s Theater Including “Juvie” The Road to Oz”, “The Bluebird”, and Go Ask Alice”.
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“Barefoot in the Park” will be presented in as a dinner theater on the evenings of Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th with dinner being served at 630 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will be performed at the Church of the Resurrection located at 120 West Fifth Street. in Oswego. The menu consists of a traditional ham and scalloped potato church dinner served family style. Show only tickets will also be available.

The cost of the show is $25.00 per person for dinner and a show and $10.00 for show only. Reservations can be made by calling the Oswego Players box office at 343-5138. The show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.