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Oswego Players, Theatre Du Jour’s Next Production Features Trio of Veteran Actors

OSWEGO – The Oswego Players’ second production of its 80th anniversary season, David Javerbaum’s comedy “An Act of God” features a trio of experienced actors.

Oswego Players, in collaboration with Theatre Du Jour, will present An Act of God on April 28, and May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. Pictured are Matt Fleming as God and Tammy Wilkinson as an Archangel.
Oswego Players, in collaboration with Theatre Du Jour, will present An Act of God on April 28, and May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. Pictured are Matt Fleming as God and Tammy Wilkinson as an Archangel.

“An Act of God” is a satiric view of what it might be like if God came back to earth to amend the mistakes He made with the original ten commandments, accompanied by two of His Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

The Oswego Players’ production of the play features Matt Fleming as God with Patrick Carmen and Tammy Wilkinson as Michael and Gabriel.

Fleming, as God, is getting into his role right away, by describing his experience in Biblical terms.

“In the beginning, there were musicals and Matt saw that they were good. Next came opera and he thought, eh, but then over time they grew on him until lo, they became a passion. After that came a nephew born to, well not to virgins, but lovely people nonetheless and that drew him to the garden of Oswego where hark, there was a community of beautiful, like-minded people in the Oswego Players and Theatre du Jour who allowed him to come and be silly in various straight theater productions as they brought entertainment and art to the people and he felt happy and amused and yes – even blessed,” he said.

Carmen playing the role of the Archangel Michael is no stranger to the area theater community.

He has appeared in more than a dozen shows with several theater companies including, Oswego Players, Theatre Du Jour, Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, CNY Arts, CNY Playhouse and the Salt City Players.

Favorite roles include; Juror 10 in “12 Angry Men,” Judge Gaffney in “Harvey,” General Glossop in “Jekyll and Hyde” and the rabbi in “Fiddler on The Roof.”

He would like to thank all who have supported him in his quest to be a full participant within the theater community, most especially his family.

He would also like to take a moment to dedicate this performance to his beloved guardian angel, Olga.

Wilkinson is a real theater professional.

She has worked with many amazing theater companies as an actor, as well as producer.

Some of her favorite roles include Marcellus in “Hamlet,” the storyteller in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” for The Redhouse Art Center, Sally Cato “Mame” and Billy Dawn “Born Yesterday” for the Oswego Players.

When she isn’t running her own theater company, she is directing “Life on Campus” – an original orientation piece – at schools across the country for CHW Productions out of Atlanta.

She has a background in marketing, TV and radio, loves nature, health and wellness and spending quality time with her amazing fiance, Terry.

Oswego Players board president Paul Mckinney will direct this production assisted by Alex Taylor as stage manager. Production staff also includes light and set designers Tom and Morgan Fazzio.

Wilkinson is the show’s producer.

The play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service.

An Act of God is slated to be performed at the Francis Marion Brown Theater in Oswego on April 28 and May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices include: student and seniors $9, adults $14.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 315-343-5138 or at www.oswegoplayers.org

New this year, The Oswego Players is also offering a season ticket package available online with prices pro-rated depending on the number of shows remaining in the season.