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Oswego Players Prepare ‘Of Mice and Men’

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the cast of the upcoming production of “Of Mice and Men” are busy rehearsing for the late April opening of the play.

Members of the cast of the Oswego Players' upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men"  prepare for a scene from the John Steinbeck drama. From left are: Joshua DeLorenzo, Knate MacKenzie-Roy, John Cuyler, Ron Castle, Steve Standish and in front, Brian Pringle.
Members of the cast of the Oswego Players’ upcoming production of “Of Mice and Men” prepare for a scene from the John Steinbeck drama. From left are: Joshua DeLorenzo, Knate MacKenzie-Roy, John Cuyler, Ron Castle, Steve Standish and in front, Brian Pringle.

Under the direction of Bobby Fontana, the cast has been hard at work preparing the drama for Oswego audiences.

Cast in the leads as the two drifters, George and Lennie are Knathan MacKenzie-Roy and Nick Pike, respectively.

MacKenzie-Roy has been seen on stage in Players’ production this last year as Dr. Jeykell and Mr. Hyde in the play by the same name, as well as in roles in “Who’s On First” and “The Odd Couple.”

He also played Romeo in the CNY Arts production of the Shakespearean classic “Romeo and Juliet.”

For Pike, this is his second outing with the Players, having been in “The Best Man” also directed by Fontana.

Pike was in the SUN”Y Oswego production of “Sherlock Holmes” and in the CNY Arts production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

In “Of Mice and Men” he plays the “man-child” Lennie who is at the center of the action of the play and along with George find themselves in the midst of a murder on the ranch where they are working.

John Steinbeck adapted the play from his own story, one that has become standard reading in today’s education curriculum.

The intense drama also includes in the cast Brian Pringle, Joshua DeLorenzo, Richard Mosher, Tammy Lynn Wilkinson, Ron Castle, John Cuyler, Steve Standish and Don DelPriore.

“Of Mice and Men” will be presented on the stage of the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario Park on April 24, 25 and May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m.

For tickets contact the box office at 343-5138.